December 2013 – ‘Time for Us’

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After another year of growth and success, it’s time to celebrate the one thing that sets us apart – the thing that gets us up in the morning, that generates great ideas, that delivers them and makes +3 Architecture so much more than the sum of the parts – and that’s US! Cocktails in As You Like It were followed by lunch at Blackfriars with Lane 7 providing the early evening pool and ping-pong competition. Time now to re-charge the batteries, spend some time with family and reflect on another... Read The Rest →

November 2013 – ‘1 Trinity Green highly commended at national building excellence awards’

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Our multi-award winning incubator office building, One Trinity Green, has been recognised as one of the best large commercial buildings in the country by LABC at their National Building Excellence Awards – one of the construction industry’s flagship events. LABC Chief Executive Paul Everall said “One Trinity Green pushes building design to its limits and goes far beyond building regulation standards in almost every way.  It has a wide variety of sustainable and energy saving features and access for people with disabilities is built in to the design from the... Read The Rest →

October 2013 – ‘Finishing what we Started’

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Repeat business is the hallmark of a company who looks after their clients which is why we are doubly-delighted to have been asked by Vela Group to design and deliver the interior of their new, 44,000sqft office HQ at Northshore in Stockton. Our journey with Vela began almost a year ago when the clever guys and girls in our Performance + team were asked to develop a Corporate Design Brief for the new building. This included the adoption of new ways of working and a range of new spatial and... Read The Rest →

September 2013 – ‘Re-Engineering in South Lakeland’

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We know it’s wrong to have favourites, but if we did this would be one! Having been involved with this engineering firm for over 4 years we are delighted to have submitted a planning application for their new office HQ. A carefully blended combination of existing historic fabric and new-build elements will create an inspiring workspace for over 120 members of staff and provide an appropriate 3-dimensional business card to current and future clients from all over the world.

August 2013 – ‘Broadway, Sunderland’

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So many of our towns, cities and villages are made up of small, incidental sites that go largely un-noticed in the urban sprawl that constitutes modern suburbia. Our recent submission for the Broadway in Sunderland seeks to re-address this trend through the creation of a modestly-scaled development with a strong character and a variety of uses that collectively form a popular and active centre for the neighbouring community.

July 2013 – ‘Quality Management Success’

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Ok so it’s not the most scintillating subject in the world but we are genuinely delighted to have achieved accreditation for ISO 9001 and 14001. It’s no mean achievement for a small business like us to have met these standards and it reflects positively on the way we have set up and are running the business (with a particular shout out to +3A Practice Manager Blanche Simmons). PQQ submissions should now be that bit easier (tick in the box) but more importantly we have put in place a process that... Read The Rest →

June 2013 – ‘Off the Drawing Board and Onto Site’

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Designing and delivering buildings is what we are all about at +3A so we are delighted to see our Eaga House project making great progress on site. The 80,000sqft former office building is being converted into 80 high-end apartments for the rental market. Internal soft strip has been completed and the elevations are coming down to reveal a remarkably slender concrete frame (I hope our friends at SHED engineering design have got their calculations right!!). Site visits and meeting are a breeze given that the scheme is all of 10 yards from... Read The Rest →

May 2013 – ‘Headspace 2013’

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Is it that time of year already? It doesn’t seem like a whole year since the +3A team last got together to do some serious naval gazing and plan a sustainable future for this little business of ours. This year’s venue was none other than our own multiple-award-winning One Trinity Green building in South Tyneside. Fortunately for us the building is looking fantastic and more importantly the client is thrilled with the massive take-up in the first 6 months of operation. Themes for Headspace 2013 included our involvement in education,... Read The Rest →

April 2013 – ‘Double Success for One Trinity Green’

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Fresh from being announced as the Most Sustainable Office Building in the UK 2012, One Trinity Green has achieved further recognition from both the RICS and British Council for Offices (BCO). The BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ project was highly commended in the Design and Innovation category at the recent RICS Awards dinner in Newcastle, which was presented by architectural pin-up, ‘Gorgeous’ George Clark. The scheme has also been nominated by the BCO judges in the Innovation category. This is only awarded at a National level and recognises a significant level of innovation in one,... Read The Rest →

March 2013 – ‘Conversion Consent’

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After months of pre-application discussions with Newcastle City Council, our proposals for the conversion of the former Eaga office HQ in Jesmond into 80 apartments was granted detailed planning consent by the planning Committee with a unanimous decision in favour of this major regeneration project. Demolition and enabling works have started with immediate effect and the construction works will be in full swing by early summer (assuming that winter doesn’t just continue all the way through spring, summer and autumn).

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