Newcastle University - Frederick Douglas Centre

Newcastle University – Frederick Douglas Centre won the Constructing Excellence North East Award 2020 for the Value Category and the Constructing Excellence North East Highly Commended Award 2020 for Integration and Collaborative Working.


The Greenwood Estate

The Greenwood Estate won the Project of the Year Award (under £20m) 2019. See link for the news article:

Durham Cathedral Open Treasure

Durham Cathedral Open Treasure

Wins at the Durham Environment Awards

(Built Environment Award, Craftsmanship Award and Outstanding Award 2018)

TGA designed environmental control systems that make best use of the inherent qualities of the buildings in order to control temperature and humidity for the benefit of visitors, artefacts and the building itself whilst using as little energy as possible and minimising the impact on the building fabric.

Durham Cathedral Open Treasures Outstanding Award

Durham Cathedral Open Treasure

Durham Cathedral Open Treasure

Wins a whole host of awards including:

RIBA North East Award 2018, RIBA North East Conservation Award 2018, RIBA North East Building of the Year 2018 and RIBA National Award 2018.

TGA Consulting Engineers LLP were employed by the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral to work as part of a team led by Purcell Architects on major projects to redevelop their exhibition spaces.

Phase 1a of Open Treasure was carried out to relocate the Cathedral Shop out of it’s former location in the Great Kitchen. Phase 1b of Open Treasure has created a series of major gallery / exhibition spaces which will be used for the display and interpretation of the collection of treasures held by the Cathedral as well as for the display of visiting exhibitions.

Works also include the development of a new energy centre and a new substation to serve the whole Cathedral precinct all located within the mediaeval buildings of Durham Cathedral in its’ World Heritage site.

In order to achieve all of this TGA carried out extensive modelling of the environments in various spaces and explored means by which such design criteria could be achieved with the minimum impact on the historic fabric and the aesthetic qualities of the buildings.

Durham Cathedral Exterior

Bourne Estate

Overall Housing Design Awards 2018 and also Commended in the Royal Town Planning Institute ‘Excellence in Planning to Deliver Homes – large schemes category’.

The regeneration of the Bourne Estate in Holborn, London, was awarded Overall Winner and the NHS 70 Winner of the Housing Design Awards 2018.

TGA had undertaken detailed options and studies to assess the most efficient means of energy generation with central plant being considered. The adaption and extension of some existing district heating schemes was also considered to maximise the application of combined heat and power technology and to reduce the carbon emissions from both new and existing stock.

The Bourne Estate

Hitachi Rail Europe

Wins ‘North East Project of the Year’ and ‘Regeneration’ at the RICS Awards.

TGA Consulting Engineers were commissioned by Merchant Place Developments to design the mechanical and electrical engineering services for this £75m project, including the £32m new assembly building.

This has involved significant liaison between TGA, Hitachi Rail Europe and specialist suppliers of equipment which will be installed and operated within the factory building.

TGA have also been responsible for the development of the services infrastructure both to the Hitachi Rail site (including power supplies for the building and for the test track, the latter at 132kV) and the wider Merchant Park site.


Hitachi Western Holding Building

Premier Inn Newcastle Co-op

Winner of the ‘Regeneration’ award 2017 by Constructing Excellence.

TGA were engaged by Interserve Developments and Construction to act as M&E Consulting Engineers for the £17m renovation and conversion of the former Co-operative Department Store and Headquarters on Newgate Street in Newcastle. The development included converting the existing building into a new Premier Inn Hotel along with a series of restaurant and shop units at ground floor including Turtle Bay and Cabana.

A gymnasium was also provided at basement level. The design and construction teams were challenged by Premier Inn to meet current Building Regulation standards with respect to carbon emissions. This was achieved through careful design and selection of equipment alongside the supply chain.

Premier Inn Newcastle Co-op