Arch, The Northumberland Development Company won a highly commended award for the 'design through innovation' class for its work on the Blyth Workspace building on Commissioners Quay.

A number of projects in Northumberland have been recognised in the annual North East Renaissance awards, run by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the built environment.

The judges were pleased with the innovative design by architects Xsite, the brilliant work by the builders Bowmer and Kirkland and the tight detail undertaken by surveyors Hall and Partners, which allowed Arch to bring the development in on time and under budget.

The workspace building is class 'A' office accommodation and houses a feature floating 'Beach Hut' meeting room in its open atrium.

Arch Group Managing Director Peter McIntyre, said: “Our team has worked extremely hard to get the town of Blyth one of the best office spaces available in the region.  Workspace’s position, overlooking the harbour, is second to none and as the first phase in our regeneration of the Commissioners Quay area sets the quality bar extremely high.

Blyth Workspace consists of first-class, contemporary managed offices in a striking quayside location, it is a highly energy efficient building, with state-of-the-art facilities, professional reception, dedicated super-fast broadband, free parking, rapid electric car charging points, and 24/7 security services including CCTV. 


Businesses can also benefit from 5 years free business rates, as the building is located in an Enterprise Zone. Nestled between the Port of Blyth and Catapult Offshore Renewable Energy (Narec) and adjacent to the desirable area of Ridley Park, the superb new serviced office accommodation consists of  high quality office space to let with a range of office sizes from 20 sqm to 100 sqm, meeting and event spaces, high quality landscaping and access.