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Time-Lapse video of The Word

David Barnsley spent 11 months photographing the construction of The Word and the result is fascinating – watch it here!

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Exterior (media)

Less than 24 hours to go!

The Word opens to the public on Saturday morning at 10.00am! and remember… In space, no-one can hear you scream…

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Not Long To Go

There’s now less than a month to go until the opening of The Word, and the building is looking spectacular already whilst the internal fitting-out continues. The Word will open to the public at 10.00am on Saturday 22 October with the first exhibition dedicated to the work of local film director, the legend Sir Ridley Scott. We hope you…

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www.theword.org Screen Shot

The Word web site is live!

The new web site specifically for The Word is now live and can be accessed at http://theworduk.org On the site can be found full details about this exciting building and the imminent launch on Saturday 22 October. There’s also details of the opening exhibition, Sir Ridley Scott: Past, Present and Future Visionary which will feature scripts…

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Partial Completion for The Word

South Tyneside Council and development partner, Muse Developments Ltd, have taken possession of The Word, the National Centre for the Written Word, from contractors, Bowmer & Kirkland, as the first phase of the ambitious £100m 365 Regeneration of South Shields reaches partial completion. Internal fitting and the installation of the first exhibition will now begin…

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Getting close to handover

Described as ‘Like a large open book nearly ready to spread the Word.” Contractors today are busier than ever putting the final touches to the exterior of the Word prior to hand over to South Tyneside Council. Windows are being cleaned, pavements power hosed and the general debris of any major construction site being cleared…

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Stairway to Heaven?

The latest photos from inside the Word reveal the central feature staircase, now being clad in oak panelling to provide a striking feature in the heart of the building providing access between the floors. Our contractors, Bowmer & Kirkland, have some  70 skills trades staff working on the project and are confident of completing in…

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Bowmer & Kirkland Town Centre Redevelopment Newsletter – Issue 11

Here is the latest newsletter from contractor Bowmer & Kirkland on the Phase 1 development. Click here: Issue-11-Jun16 to download.

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The Word is Looking Good!

The exterior of the Word is looking good in the Summer sun of early June whilst the progress inside has been equally impressive with the steel skeleton of the stairs circling around like a roller coaster track. Our contractors, Bowmer & Kirkland are on track for completion later this Summer with the complex internal fit-out…

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The Word - May 2016

Almost Weatherproofed!

Construction work on the Word is progressing really well and on target for an Autumn opening. We’ll be posting some further photos in June which will include some internal shots of the stunning staircase but here’s two from May which shows how the cladding and fenestration work is almost complete, allowing the complex internal fit-out…

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