South Shields

The winner of four awards at the 2017 RICS Awards including overall ‘Project of the Year’. Since opening in October last year, The Word has been a truly inspiring and interactive community-led centre with a 21st century library. A varied calendar of exhibitions, workshops and events has encouraged new visitors to the town.

Location: The Word Library, South shields
Client: South shields
Architect: Faulkner Browns
Electrical consultant: Desco
Electrician: Imtech
Luminaire: Custom made centre-piece luminaire made up of 82 circular colour changing light drums measuring 6.5 m in diameter