Author Archives: Simon Rennison-Rae

Fox Valley wins major Regional Award for Regeneration

Dixon Dawson Chartered Architects were part of the team that won a prestigious regional award for regeneration for the £50 million Fox Valley development in North Sheffield.

The project was one of four shortlisted in the regeneration catergory, and were awarded the RICS Pro-Yorkshire Award in the regeneration catergory at a ceremony held in Leeds on Friday 12 May 2017.

The development has transformed a 28 acre former steelworks site in Stocksbridge North Sheffield into a stunning retail, office and leisure development which has created a new commercial heart for this part of South Yorkshire.

Guy Dawson (Partner) said “As a practice, and part of the team, we are extremely proud of what has been achieved.  This was a very complex project and not without its difficulties but the overall finished development is fantastic and a positive change for the Stocksbridge area.

Pity Me

PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED – We are delighted to announce we will be starting to build 6 homes in Durham aimed at first time buyers.  This will secure local employment, and provide much needed affordable housing through the Help To Buy Scheme.

Aspire Technology, Gateshead

Dixon Dawson’s contemporary office extension on a listed building for Aspire Technology in Gateshead gets planning approval!

Planning has been a battle as it involves extending onto a listed building but our modern style and detailing were accepted as an appropriate way to respond to this magnificent head office building for Aspire Technology


Davidson Motor Dealership

New build car showroom for Davidsons of Morpeth has reached practical completion in October 2015. The dealership provides a large 7 car showroom and approved repair and service centre for Vauxhall.  

Associate Simon Rennison-Rae commented ‘Its great to see the transformation of a tired site into a modern facility which reflects the positive thinking of the client’. 

The main contractor was Northern Structures Ltd. 

New Iceland Foodstore obtains approval

The plans for a new retail development on Endike Lane, Hull have been unanimously approved by Hull City Council’s planning committee.

The development will transform the currently vacant site with a new 7,320 sqft Iceland store and associated car parking so to help underpin the end of the existing district centre.

Gavin Ward, Partner of Dixon Dawson Architects said “This constringed site was a challenge to provide a scheme that suited both the tenant and the client. After a good deal of discussion we have eventually achieved a successful scheme.”

The development is due to commence in winter 2014