The Word in line for design award

The Word, Market Place South Shields
The Word, Market Place South Shields

South Shields library The Word is among nine North East buildings in the running for a regional design award.

The Word – National Centre for the Written Word – designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects, has been shortlisted for the RIBA North East 2017 Awards.

The venue was officially opened by Sir Ridley Scott, last year.

It offers a celebration of the written word through a rolling programme of exhibitions, events and workshops.

On its opening day, people queued around the Market Place to get a first glimpse inside.

 The winners will be announced during a ceremony at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle on May 19.