Category Archives: News

News Item, for front page.

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

Gainsborough hotel unanimously minded to approve by Councillors

The plans for a new £3 million hotel in the centre of Gainsborough were unanimously approved by members of West Lindsey District Council’s Planning Committee, praising the high quality of the design in August this year but the decision was referred to the Department for Communities and Local Government for final approval.

The DCLG has now confirmed that the decision can be determined locally – effectively upholding the councillors’ unanimous approval and giving the go-ahead for the plans.
The development will transform the former Sun Inn site adjacent the successful Marshall’s Yard with a delicately designed Edwardian style hotel incorporating 51 bedrooms.

The design was carefully considered and revised so to ensure it complimented its surrounding area on this prominent town centre site. Councilors unanimously agreed that the new building was of an extremely high standard and would enhance the area.

Amanda Holmes, Head of Communications at Dransfield Properties said: “Members carefully weighed up the merits of the existing building and the wider benefits to the local economy of the new hotel and a redevelopment of the site. This is a key site in Gainsborough and we have worked with our architects to deliver a well-designed and attractive building which will really enhance this part of the town.”

New Gym, Lime Square Openshaw

Dixon Dawson Charted Architects were commissioned by Openshaw Regeneration Limited to undertake the final phase of this impressive regeneration development by completing the remaining retail units and providing a Gym fronting the junction of Ashton Old Road and Fairfield Road.

 The 30,000 sqft development consists of a number of retail units facing Ashton Old Road culminating in a striking 2 storey Gym building presenting itself to the junction with Fairfield Road.