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Architects' designs on more years of success.

TTH Architects has been based on the Team Valley for nearly 20 years and over this time has played an integral role in shaping the future of the estate in the design of numerous landmark buildings.

The practice's Team Valley portfolio reads like a roll of honour, with names such as Troldahl, Bonas Machine Company, Kavli, English Estates and Paradise Foods.

In recent years, the practice has worked with UK Land Estates on the redevelopment of two prominent properties on the valley's main avenue, Kingsway.

The Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) for automotive training was created as part of Gateshead College, providing state-of-the-art automotive training facilities on the 4,270sqm site.

Kingsway Central saw the conversion of the former Crabtree premises into a striking new blue-fronted office facility on the main thoroughfare of the valley.

Currently the practice is working on the pounds 6.2m redevelopment of the former Dunlop site on Queensway, which is being transformed by Buildings for Business, a partnership involving UK Land Estates and English Partnerships. TTH is working with main contractor Howard Russell Construction to provide 10 hybrid units and five large-scale industrial units on the site.

From its base on the Team Valley, TTH works on projects across the UK and is well-respected for its specialist expertise in the design of stadia with St James's Park, the Stadium of Light and Kingston Park to its credit.

TTH's three partners sustain the principles established by the practice's founders over 50 years ago.

Partner Stephen Ling explained: "We set out to design buildings and interiors that really work in practice, with the needs and priorities of our client and the end users of the space firmly in view.

"Whether it is a multi-million-pound stadium, an industrial unit or a residential development, the attention to its usability is the same."

It is this reputation that rests behind the practice's success to date and it hopes will see it designing many more structures along the Team Valley and beyond for many more years.

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IMPRESSIVE PORTFOLIO: Stephen Ling, Andrew Snell and Terry Crozier of TTH Architects in Team Valley.; HAPPY CLIENTS: Above, TTH Architects has been based on the Team Valley for nearly 20 years. Below, the former Crabtree premises on Kingsway Central have been converted into striking new offices.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 19, 2007
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