Desco is an award-winning practice that is proud to have delivered a number of highly acclaimed projects.

Our business policies and practices are approved and certified to comply with nationally and internationally recognised industry standards.

We pride ourselves on having a highly skilled and qualified workforce and support membership of the professional institutions; we actively promote and encourage continued development in association with a number of these professional bodies.

Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards 2014 Award for Collaborative Working
Rolls Royce disc production plant (finalist)

Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards 2014 Project of the Year
Rolls Royce disc production plant (finalist)

Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards 2014 Project of the Year
Newcastle Sixth Form College (highly commended)

RICS North East Renaissance 2014 Award for Tourism & Leisure
Lindisfarne Gospels exhibition at the Palace Green Library (shortlisted)

RICS Pro-Yorkshire 2013 Award for Tourism and Leisure
York Sport Village (finalist)

RICS North East Renaissance 2013 Award for Infrastructure
Newcastle International Airport terminal extension project (finalist)

RICS North East Renaissance 2013 Award for Tourism and Leisure
Close House Golf Club (finalist)

RICS North East Renaissance 2013 Award for Regeneration
Wolfson Research Institute (finalist)

RICS North East Renaissance 2013 Award for Commercial
Discovery Centres at NETPark (finalist)

LABC Northern Region Building Excellence Award 2013 – Best Education Building
Wolfson Research Institute (finalist)

RICS East Midlands 2012 Award for Community Benefit
Arc Leisure Centre (shortlisted)

RICS East Midlands 2012 Award for Regeneration
Arc Leisure Centre (shortlisted)

RICS East Midlands 2012 Award for Design & Innovation
Arc Leisure Centre (shortlisted)

RICS North East Renaissance 2012 Award for Tourism & Leisure
World Heritage Vistors Centre, Durham (winner)

RICS North East Renaissance 2012 Award for Commercial Property
Sandman Signature Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne (winner)

British Council for Offices Northern Awards 2012 Award for Refurbished/Recycled Workplace
North of England P&I Association Headquarters (winner)

British Council for Offices Northern Awards 2012 Award for Commercial Workplace
Hartlepool Hub Two (shortlisted)

British Council for Offices Northern Awards 2012 Award for Corporate Workplace
North Tyneside Area Command Headquarters (shortlisted)

RIBA Northern Network Awards 2011 – Project of the Year (North East)
Roseberry Park

RIBA Northern Network Awards 2011
Gold Award - Roseberry Park

RIBA Northern Network Awards 2011
Gold Award - North Tyneside Area Command Headquarters

RICS North East Renaissance 2011 Award Project of the Year
Sport Central (winner)

RICS North East Renaissance 2011 Award for Community Benefit
Sport Central (winner)

RICS North East Renaissance 2011 Award for Sustainability
Sport Central (highly commended)

RICS North East Renaissance 2011 Award for Commercial Development
St Andrew’s Way, Eldon Square (highly commended)

RICS North East Renaissance 2011 Award for Tourism & Leisure
MetroCentre Qube (shortlisted)

RICS North East Renaissance 2011 Award for Commercial Development
MetroCentre Qube (shortlisted)

RICS North East Renaissance 2011 Award for Community Benefit
Redcar Primary Care Hospital (shortlisted)

RICS North East Renaissance 2011 Award for Regeneration
Redcar Primary Care Hospital (shortlisted)

LABC Northern Region Building Excellence Awards 2011
Best Sustainable Project - North Tyneside Area Command Headquarters

LABC Northern Region Building Excellence Awards 2011
Best Large Commercial Building - North Tyneside Area Command Headquarters

Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards 2011
North Tyneside Area Command Headquarters (highly commended)

Building Better Healthcare Awards 2010 - Best Mental Health Design
Roseberry Park

Design and Health International Academy Awards 2010
Roseberry Park (highly commended)

Best Academy in the Partnerships for Schools' Excellence in Building Schools for Future (BSF) Awards 2009
Academy 360

RICS (North East) Renaissance 2009 Renaissance Awards for Community Benefit
Gateshead College (short-listed)

RICS (National) Renaissance 2009 Award for Community Benefit
Sacriston Surgery (winner)

RICS (North East) Renaissance 2009 Award for Community Benefit
Sacriston Surgery (winner)

RICS (West Midlands) Renaissance 2009 Award for Regeneration
Xcel Leisure Centre (winner)

RICS (National) Renaissance 2009 Award for Regeneration
Xcel Leisure Centre (shortlisted)

SCALA Civic Building of the Year 2009
Xcel Leisure Centre short-listed

LABC Northern Region Built in Quality Awards 2008
Gateshead College (winner: Best Commercial Project)

LABC Northern Region Built in Quality Awards 2008
Gateshead College (finalist: Best Public Community Project)

Journal Landmark Awards 2008
Sacriston Surgery, Durham (winner: Environmental category)

Journal Landmark Awards 2008
Mowbray Apartments, Sunderland (winner: Residential Development)

Journal Landmark Awards 2007
Belmont Fire Control Centre (winner: Best Office Development)

Public Private Finance Awards 2007
Education Village, Darlington (winner: Operational Project with the Best Design)

Building Awards 2007
Education Village, Darlington (finalist: PFI/PPP Project of the Year)

Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2007
Education Village, Darlington (short-listed)

British Construction Industry Building Award 2007
Education Village, Darlington (short-listed)

Journal Landmark Awards 2005
Old Post Office, Sunderland (winner: Residential Development)

Journal Landmark Awards 2005
MetroCentre Red Mall (finalist: Retail/Leisure Development)

Journal Landmark Awards 2005
Quadrus Centre, South Tyneside (finalist: Office Development)

RICS Renaissance Awards 2004
Stella House, ONE North East Headquarters (silver award: Sustainability)

North East Business Awards 2005
(Service Sector SME Award)

TECHO Award 2000 for Innovative Business Management Systems
(winner)

Vision in Business Enterprise (VIBE) 1999
Best New Business Award – Durham and Wearside area