Press Release – Meet the Man Shaking Up the North Easts Building Scene

Press Release – Meet the Man Shaking Up the North Easts Building Scene

Meet the man shaking up the North East’s building scene

Newcastle based building designer Paul Conn and his firm PJC Architecture are going from strength to strength designing state of the art residential and commercial properties across the North East.

With a 100% success rate in the application and building of Paragraph 55 projects, PJC Architecture have shown they are at the forefront of innovation and design in their practice, with several of these exclusive and exciting projects now under their belt. To be granted the rare opportunity to build a Paragraph 55 project in rural land, planners and architects must demonstrate exquisite development and originality.

Along with being shortlisted finalists for the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists Alan King Award in 2016 and the Local Authority Building Control Northern Awards in 2017, PJC Architecture have now been shortlisted by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors 2018 North East Awards in the Residential category for their recently completed Maple Lodge on Darras Hall.

Covering an extensive array of projects across the region from a plot of houses in Beadnell to Runnymede Mansion in Darras Hall and upgrading the luxurious Dalhousie Castle in Scotland, designing £3million mews houses in Kensington, PJC Architecture also designed the Golf Academy at Close House used to home and facilitate the British Masters Golf Final 2017 and the world’s leading golfers.

Paul Conn, owner and founder of PJC Architecture said, “It’s always exciting to be commissioned to create a new home or commercial property because no two projects are the same. Being an architectural technologist allows me to draw upon the academic and creative facets of my work to create something spectacular for the client.”

“The team and I are always trying to push the boundaries and design stunning unique properties which is shown in our work throughout the years, most notably in our 100% success rate gaining planning permission for Paragraph 55 projects and seeing them come to fruition.”

David Lilwall a PJC Architecture employee said, “Working with Paul and the rest of the team is great because we tackle every project differently and the work we do varies greatly, but most importantly all of our visions and ideas are heard. One of my favourite pieces is the Golf Academy we created at Close House for the British Masters in 2017 because it challenged us to produce something outstanding yet practical.”

A key trait of PJC Architecture’s work is the combination of modern design with quality traditional features, which begins with the exterior of a building and continues to flow throughout the interior. Using environmentally friendly products and capitalising on the latest technological developments is a core value within PJC Architecture as it allows for both residential and commercial properties to be unmatched one-off pieces.

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Images available:

Paul Conn

Close House Golf Academy 

Maple Lodge, Darras Hall

Editor’s Notes

PJC Architecture offers residential, commercial and architectural services based in Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle upon Tyne and operates across the whole of the UK.

Residential & Commercial Property; Bespoke property
Listed buildings

Extensions & alterations Profile builds

Architectural Services; Planning
Feasibility Studies
Building Regulation Approvals Full Architectural Services Sustainability

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Regional finalists at the LABC Awards 2017 (Local Authority Building Control)

Shortlisted for the RICS North East Awards 2018

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Shortlisted for the Alan King Award 2016 by the Chartered Institute of

Architectural Technologists (CIAT).

Paul Conn, Director
PJC Architecture Ltd
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Main Road, Kenton Bank Foot Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8AA

0191 214 0022



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