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19 Awards for The Word

On 20 July, CIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology) President, Alex Narajan, presented the CIAT 2017 Award tor Technical Excellence in Architectural Technology to Mayor Cllr Ken Stevenson, marking the 19th Award that the Word has now won since opening in October 2016.

The CIAT presentation read, “The Word represents a real paradigm shift in the public library typology. As part of the first phase of South Tyneside Council’s 365 Regeneration Plan, Architects FaulknerBrowns were challenged to explore what a library for the 21st century should look like, and what it should offer to the public.”

CIAT Award presentation to The Word

The Word’s ‘Roll of Honour’ reads like the Oscars of the Construction Industry and is further evidence of the superb facility the town now enjoys as the first phase of the 365 Regeneration Plan :-


  • LABC Building Excellence Awards 2017 – 
Best Public Service Building
  • SPACES Awards 2017
 – Civic Building of the Year
  • SPACES Awards 2017
 – Community Award
  • RICS Awards Grand Final 2017
 – Community Benefit Award
  • BCI Awards 2017
 – Social Infrastructure Project of the Year
  • ISE Yorkshire Structural Awards
 – Medium Structure by Large Company
  • RTPI North East Awards for Planning Excellence 2017 
- Award for Planning Excellence
  • CIAT AT Awards 2017
 – Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology
  • RIBA National Awards 2017 – 
RIBA National Award
  • Constructing Excellence North East Awards 2017 – 
Value Award
  • RIBA North East Awards 2017 – 
Building of the Year
  • RIBA North East Awards 2017 – 
RIBA Regional Award
  • RICS North East Awards 2017
 – Project of the Year
  • RICS North East Awards 2017
 – Design Through Innovation Award
  • RICS North East Awards 2017
 – Community Benefit Award
  • RICS North East Awards 2017 – 
Tourism & Leisure Award
  • LABC Northern Awards 2017
 – Best Public Service Building
  • Mixology North Awards 2016
 – Public Sector Interiors Project of the Year
  • Living North Awards 2016
 – Best Regeneration or Restoration

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