Portland House launches following multi-million-pound refurbishment

The former head office of Newcastle Building Society will open this week following a multi-million-pound renovation. Portland House will be unveiled at a launch event on November 3rd amid strong demand for best-in-class office space across Newcastle city centre. The building already has 30% of its space under offer. A 12-month long refurbishment project was […]

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Lycetts heading to Bank House after 60 years on Dean Street

A leading independent insurance broker is relocating its UK headquarters to the first phase of Newcastle’s Pilgrim Place, after exchanging contracts on 10,000 sq.ft of new office space.   Lycetts has signed a 15-year lease at Bank House, which will see the firm occupy the entire sixth floor of the 14-storey building when construction completes […]

Rail Minister visits Newcastle on tour of GBR HQ finalists

Minister of State for Transport, Wendy Morton MP, visited Newcastle yesterday (25 July) as part of her tour of the six shortlisted destinations for the new home of the Great British Railways headquarters (GBR HQ). Newcastle beat off stiff competition from over 40 UK towns and cities to be shortlisted alongside Derby, York, Crewe, Birmingham, […]

City leaders urge the public to back the bid for the Great British Railways

City leaders and key businesses from the North East have gathered to show their support for Newcastle’s bid to become the new home for the Great British Railways headquarters (GBR HQ). Beating off competition from more than 40 other UK towns and cities, it was announced earlier this month that Newcastle had been shortlisted alongside […]

Newcastle announces bid to bring Great British Railways headquarters to the city

Newcastle City Council is bidding to bring the new Great British Railways Headquarters to the region.  Britain’s railways are embarking on a major, once-in-a-generation reform and the new public body, Great British Railways (GBR) will integrate the railways, owning the infrastructure, collecting fare revenue, running, and planning the network, and setting most fares and timetables.  […]

Developers secure grant funding to help deliver sustainable workplace

The developers behind a prominent new workspace, currently being refurbished in central Newcastle, are investing in a series of green initiatives after securing £750,000 of grant funding. Portland House, located opposite the Laing Gallery, will launch this summer with 60,000 sq. ft of Grade A office space, complete with a range of measures designed to […]

US owned tech company expands with Newcastle headquarters creating 100’s of jobs

Arctic Wolf® , a global leader in security operations has announced the opening of its Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Newcastle, following a period of continued expansion and rapid growth for the business.  Founded in Silicon Valley and now based in Minnesota, Arctic Wolf’s Newcastle city centre headquarters will bring hundreds of jobs […]