Martine is really delighted to learn that Wm Saunders’ Newark & Sherwood District Council offices have just been shortlisted for this year’s RICS Awards. Completed in the autumn of 2017, Martine had to work fast to capture the building before winter set in, and was rewarded with a couple of proper ‘blue sky’ days in November. In the darker months, it’s Polar Maritime air which Martine keeps an eye out for, always clear, sharp light with little pollution as its origins are as the name suggests – arctic.
Following a move from the beloved, but fairly remote Kelham Hall, this new building is a one stop shop for the district council with admin offices and civic suite, together with a job centre and advice bureau. It is adjacent to The Castle railway station and town’s cattle market.