A HEXHAM-BASED architects has won a national award.

Doonan Architects worked on a project to restore the All Saints Church in Newcastle, which since 2011 had been listed on Historic England's Heritage at Risk register.

And now the architects, based at Hallstile Bank, have won an award at this year's Georgian Group's Architectural Awards for the Restoration of a Georgian Church or Chapel.

Built between 1786 and 1796, the All Saints Church was designed by Tyneside architect David Stephenson and is the only elliptical-shaped church in England.

Tristan Spicer, of Doonan Architects, said: "The project was a real collaboration with members of the congregation and volunteers working alongside with contractors to deliver this project.

"It was a privilege to work such a well-known Newcastle landmark, and it is fantastic to see the building in use again."

Restoration began at All Saints back in 2019, when the Presbyterian Church took ownership.

Urgent repairs to the roof, gutters, windows, and walls took place.

And Doonan Architects said in keeping with the grand Georgian architecture, "the interior was also tastefully redecorated, brining back the air of elegance the original architect, David Stephenson, intended for his design".

They added a kitchen, WCs and an office to the space, and a new marble pavement to enable the use of an efficient under-floor heating system.

All Saints Church was removed from the 'At risk' register last year.

The Architecutal Awards took place last Tuesday (October 5) at the RIBA headquarters in London.