FX Award FX Award for Best Mixed Use Development is won by landmark project Spanish City


Whitley Bay’s landmark regeneration project, Spanish City, is celebrating after winning an international award for interior design.

Adding to the site’s growing list of accolades, Spanish City recently won an FX Award for Best Mixed Use Development.

The FX Awards celebrate the best in international design with a prestigious awards ceremony in London each year. Spanish City beat critically acclaimed design projects as far afield as San Francisco, Salerno and Southern China to scoop the grand prize.

Judges described Spanish City as an “amazing restoration” with “extremely high-quality spaces providing a social hub and uplifting connection with the community.”

The interiors strategy for the Spanish City project was led by senior interior designer Katie Thompson, who used contemporary finishes, materials, lightings and fittings to recreate the feel of the building when it first opened.

She said: “We were thrilled to accept the award for Best Mixed Use Development at FX Awards in London on Monday night – the 13th award for this fantastic building.

“The competition in the category was amazing, so we are very happy that the judges thought ADP was a worthy winner.”

Since reopening in 2018 following ADP Architecture’s restoration, Spanish City has also won a RIBA North East Award and many others.

It is hoped that the restoration will continue to have a positive impact for the local community and economy.


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