The Farrell Centre

I went to see the Farrell Centre for the June issue of The Critic, so you will have to wait for my detailed views, but it’s an act of great generosity on the part of Terry Farrell to part fund it, a centre for architecture in his home town, where he was trained at its School of Architecture and where he has done quite a bit of master planning both for the university and the city.

This is the building it’s in – late Vctorian, once a doctor’s surgery, now with a neo-Victorian tea shop on the ground floor:-

The architects (Space Architects working with Elliott Architects, a smaller practice based in Hexham) have stripped it out, but kept the late Victorian fireplaces:-


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