The development consists of 80 new waterfront apartments across 2No. buildings located on the River Tyne, forming the first part of a wider regeneration of the Smith’s Dock shipyard in North Shields in a joint venture between Places for People and Urban Splash.
The consented masterplan for Smith’s Dock divides the site into five distinct character areas; Plateau, Dockside, Terraces, Riverside and Slopes. This masterplan identifies as an opportunity for a ‘landmark building’ within the Dockside and this landmark building is known as Smokehouses.
A key element of the design was to maximise the views, with fully glazed river fronts incorporated within each building, as well as full height windows within each apartment, creating a building with significantly more glazing than standard residential developments.
Hulley & Kirkwood worked closely with the design team to establish a ‘fabric first’ principle to achieve the required SAP ratings without the need for ‘bolt on’ renewables.
Riverside homes that are spacious and light with views to the River Tyne and Bullring Dock.
Part of the Smiths Dock masterplan.
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2019 Pineapple Awards Place in Progress - Winner.
2020 British Homes Awards Apartment Development of the Year – Shortlisted.
2020 Housebuilder Awards Best Design Four Storeys or more – Commendation.