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12 hours ago

RT @FoL_Beacon: £15 OFFER EXTENDED! We have decided to extend our £15 pitch offer on our 5 aside 3G pitches until Sunday 1st July. 1st t…

14 hours ago

RT @alydixon262: Toughest 10k I've ever done!! WELL DONE to everyone who ran, you definitely earned those t-shirts! https://t.co/miqTCr3SQQ

14 hours ago

RT @Ryan_Doneathy: Played fives at the Beacon of Light today for the first time. Taken aback by how impressive a venue it is. Brilliant to…

14 hours ago

RT @PatersonKellie: Another run ticked off with @patwallace1968 sunny and hilly but enjoyed it none the less. @SAFCFoL lambton run @Dkfs16

14 hours ago

THANK YOU to everyone who took part in the @LambtonRun 10k and 3k today! Results will be published on… https://t.co/FfCcJSCs1F

15 hours ago

Best of luck for your wedding day Dan! https://t.co/aiGwSXCgxQ

15 hours ago

🥇CONGRATULATIONS to @LambtonRun 10k winner Oliver James and first placed female @alydixon262! #LambtonRun https://t.co/o9Z8z9wOm8

16 hours ago

The view our @LambtonRun 10k and 3k runners will have as they reach the final straight! #LambtonRun https://t.co/KnaRssIVA1

16 hours ago

RT @PumasFutsalClub: The next step for our futsal family has arrived. We are proud to connect with the @FoL_Beacon @SAFCFoL + the city of…

16 hours ago

... And they’re off! Good luck everyone! #LambtonRun https://t.co/oBCUV0O0oN

16 hours ago

Our @LambtonRun 10k runners are at the starting line ... #LambtonRun https://t.co/fSPdvU1OwR

18 hours ago

Need directions to the @LambtonRun? Details below! 👇 https://t.co/6L1ZaTxa7W

18 hours ago

On the day registrations open at 8.30am this Sunday with the runs starting at 10am (10k) and 10.15am (3k) prompt!… https://t.co/cjUfCjaesI

19 hours ago

RT @PatersonKellie: @lambton run today with @patwallace1968 for @SAFCFoL wishing you were with us @Dkfs16 @andybrown0172

19 hours ago

We’re at the magnificent Lambton Estate for the @LambtonRun ready to welcome our 10k and 3k runners! #LambtonRun https://t.co/dUTj3HZnyA

Jun 23

RT @FolClub: Our u18 team for the 18/19 season are looking for new players. Training will be at @FoL_Beacon mid week with league games play…

Jun 23

RT @FoL_Beacon: Great start to our first official weekend with some of our @manvfat players getting in some extra practice, our SaturdayFC…

Jun 23

RT @FoL_Beacon: Delighted to welcome @LumleyLadies to the Beacon this morning! ⚽️ https://t.co/Fd84grPaHh

Jun 22

RT @FoL_Beacon: Great atmosphere at Imagine Table Tennis Club at the Beacon tonight with @TableTennisENG number 3 ranked Joshua Weatherby a…

Top architects create Beacon of hope

One of the country’s top architects has been chosen to create an iconic design for the Beacon of Light. FaulknerBrowns, are based in the northeast but have a worldwide reputation for design.

The Beacon of Light will be a vibrant and exciting education and sports facility and the first of its kind in the UK and the architectural practice aims to create a building that will both inspire and motivate.

Partner Michael Hall explained: “We are absolutely delighted to be involved in this exciting project. It will not only be a new landmark for the north east but provide an innovative new model for the integration of sport, health and education throughout the UK and Europe.”

“The location for the proposed Beacon of Light is on a major gateway site next to the Stadium of Light and required an inventive design to maximise the opportunity.”

FaulknerBrowns have gained a national and international reputation for the design of complex leisure destinations and developments, which have continually redefined the building type for nearly fifty years. Their buildings are regarded by many people, but sports bodies in particular, as examples of best practice.

Its design approach for the Beacon of Light was to stack the indoor football zone on the roof of the education and training facilities. The lightweight choice of materials for the Beacon also means it can be illuminated at night – making it a Beacon of hope visible across the city.

The shape of the building is a simple but striking cube.

On entering the building on the first floor, users will be presented with a busy street along which the various activities within the building will interconnect.

Inspirational zones for education, world of work, health and wellbeing and sport and play will be clearly earmarked and enjoy excellent views into the sports arena.

Michael Hall, FaulknerBrowns partner

Former Sunderland AFC Chairman and Chair of Trustees of the Foundation of Light, Sir Bob Murray CBE added: “I have no doubt the Beacon of Light will become a building of national importance and international reputation. The building will be leading edge and epitomises the pioneering approach and work of the Foundation.

“The Beacon will make a difference by involving, inspiring and educating a generation of young people and their families. It will touch the lives of thousands of people every week and have a far-reaching impact in the region and beyond.

“FaulknerBrowns have an eminent name and outstanding track record, so we are delighted to have such a strong a renowned team working with us to deliver our vision and to create something very unique and special in the region.”

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THANK YOU to everyone who took part in the @LambtonRun 10k and 3k today! Results will be published on… https://t.co/FfCcJSCs1F


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