Aycliffe Shopping Centre

Awarded a BCSC Gold Award in 2014 for Refurbishment (under £5m) and in April 2015 shortlisted for an RICS Renaissance Award in the Commercial category.

Mark Kitson has been involved in the Newton Aycliffe Refurbishment Masterplan for many years including working on all the previous construction phases.

KITSON Architecture was appointed in early 2013 to deliver the next phase of the multimillion pound masterplan, transforming the retail centre of this 1950s new town. The scheme includes the opening up of the shopping street by removing large pedestrian ramps and oppressive canopies and laying down new, high-quality paving and street furniture including bespoke granite benches with etched graphic panels depicting the rich local history.

Completed in Autumn 2013 the urban realm is now a safe, inviting space where shoppers can dwell and enjoy the time they spend in Newton Aycliffe.

We are continuing our involvement with the client into looking at future projects which may enhance the quality and value of the town centre.