Red Box Architecture

Red Box Design Group

Red Box Design Group are a design company which focuses on architecture and building interiors based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. They were founded in 1985 as Alan J Smith Partners by Alan Smith OBE, the company then changed its name to Red Box in 2000.

The company is split into four parts, Architecture, Interiors, Gallery and FUSEBOXDESIGN Ltd.

Red Box Architecture

The Architecture part of the group has designed buildings for a large number of local, national and international companies and organizations. Examples of their local work include all of the buildings currently used by the Northern Rock bank at their headquarters in Gosforth and projects for Nexus, including the expansion of the International Ferry Terminal in North Shields and their headquarters, Nexus House.

They have also been contracted by a number of educational institutions, such as Newcastle College, Gateshead College, Newcastle University, Northumbria University and Sunderland University. They have also been contracted by companies such as IBM, Nissan Motors, Hilton Hotels and Procter & Gamble for their locations in the North East of England. They also worked on projects for RAF Menwith Hill and Benetton Formula.

They have also worked for a number of sports-related companies, including Blackpool FC, Sunderland AFC; they also prepared a study for Wembley Stadium to find if it would be possible for the venue to host both football and athletics, without compromise. Internationally they have also developed buildings in Boston, USA, the Netherlands and one for YUKOS in Moscow, Russia.

Red Box Interiors

The Interiors part of the group has provided national roll-out plans for selections of the branches of Northern Rock, Abbey National in 1994, Learn Direct, Sainsbury's, Toys R Us and Specsavers in the Netherlands.

Red Box Gallery

Red Box have a Gallery which they started at their offices at the Old Post Office, St Nicholas Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne in 2003. The first piece of art to shown at the Gallery was Fenwick Lawson's Cuthbert's Journey.


FUSEBOXDESIGN Ltd is the new media sister company of the group, mainly focusing on the creation of websites; founded in 2001.


  • Alan J Smith OBE - Founder and Chairman
  • Andrew M Clark - Managing Director
  • Barry Farrar - Director
  • Peter H Churchill - Architecture Principal
  • David Coundon - Architecture Principal
  • Sarah J. Linley - Managing Director, FUSEBOXDESIGN


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