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National Acclaim for The Word

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, has taken centre stage in two national trade magazines in addition to winning a prestigious regional award. Public Sector Build Journal featured the iconic cultural centre on the front cover in addition to an internal five page feature on the building being simply the first stage of…

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The Word Shortlisted in RIBA North East Awards

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, is one of only nine buildings shortlisted for the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) North East 2017 Awards. The shortlisted buildings will be assessed by a regional jury with the winners announced at the RIBA North East Awards on 19 May in Newcastle. The RIBA shortlisting…

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The Word Shortlisted in RICS Awards

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, has been shortlisted in three separate categories of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards North East which recognise the best buildings of 2016. Whilst 40 projects have been shortlisted in the eight categories, The Word is the only project to be shortlisted in three categories…

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Momentum Builds on South Shields Regeneration Scheme

Work on the £100m South Shields 365 regeneration masterplan to transform the town centre is continuing at a pace. With The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, opening to national acclaim and welcoming over 116,000 visitors in its first three months, momentum is gathering behind the scenes. Work is now ongoing to bring forward…

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Colmans fish and chip business to open new South Shields seafront restaurant

South Shields family fish and chip business Colmans is transforming one of the town’s iconic seafront buildings into a new restaurant, creating 35 jobs. Originally built as a community seating shelter and public toilets in 1931 and later used as bandstand, work to regenerate Gandhi’s Temple on Sea Road is set to be completed by…

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Phase One of 365 Regeneration Complete!

With the opening week of The Word, the National Centre for the Written Word, welcoming some 20,000 visitors to the unique venue, the first phase of South Tyneside Council’s and development partner, Muse Developments’, ambitious £100m 365 Regeneration of South Shields has now been completed and universally acknowledged as highly successful. Whilst the refurbished Market…

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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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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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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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