November 25, 2015 @ 16:12 by Alison Cowie
One of the North’s most well-respected architectural firms is expanding into a Grade II-star listed building as it gears up for the growth of the business.
Mosedale Gillatt is relocating into the East Lodge in Jesmond Old Cemetery, a location which is hailed as being among John Dobson’s finest work and is where the architect himself is buried.
The architects are currently based in central Newcastle, and are moving into the highly sought-after site – which is in the top five per cent of listed locations in the UK – as part of their plans for growth.
Multi award-winning Mosedale Gillatt, which was established in 1995 by Jenny Gillatt and Tim Mosedale, is looking to make several new additions to the team now it has the space to expand.
The business works across the UK in a wide range of sectors and recently won a Historic England Angel Award for work on Blackfell Hauler House – a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Their work also includes the award-winning Millfield House visitor centre and Grosvenor Court residential development, both in Jesmond.
Tim Mosedale, director at Mosedale Gillatt, said: “We are beyond delighted to be moving into such a truly stunning John Dobson building. We had been monitoring it for about three years before it became available. We are renovating it very sensitively so it is fit for our purposes, and are investing to ensure it includes the most modern technology.
“As architects our experience successfully combines innovative new architecture with specialist conservation expertise, and we feel our new home says much about who we are.
It offers a lot more space in which we can work, which will in turn allow us to expand our team. We have a number of significant projects coming up in the months ahead, which combined with our move to the East Lodge, means this is a very exciting time for the business.”
Mosedale Gillatt has been supported in its move by bank Santander, and by the specialist real estate team at Newcastle law firm Sintons.
Mark Dobbin, partner and head of real estate at Sintons, said: “Mosedale Gillatt have built up an outstanding reputation as one of the premium architectural businesses we have here, and are particularly well regarded for their work in historic buildings and environments. It is therefore very fitting they should have their headquarters in the East Lodge, which is part of a Grade II-star listed site.”