Ad Gefrin Architectural Painting as depicted by Architect Richard Elphick.

Ad Gefrin Anglo-Saxon Museum and Distillery Prepares to Welcome Visitors

The innovative £16m project in Wooler, Northumberland will open to the public on 25 March 2023.  The regeneration project sits four miles from Yeavering where a 1950s discovery unveiled one of Britain’s most important archaeological sites.  The statement buildings have been designed by renowned Northumberland architect, Richard Elphick, echoing the great hall aesthetics of 7th-century Northumbrian […]

Aerial photograph depicting the construction site of Pilgrim's Quarter

Positive Signs of Progress at Pilgrim’s Quarter Newcastle

Visitors to Newcastle city centre can now see real signs of progress on the construction of the new HMRC complex at Pilgrim’s Quarter, the northern block of the Pilgrim Street regeneration project.   HMRC announced in November 2021 that Newcastle’s Pilgrim’s Quarter, part of the Pilgrim Street development, would become the new home for HM […]

Exterior photograph of The Spark building, Newcastle Helix

Avison Young Report Impressive Take Up of new City Centre Office Space

Over the last three decades there was a rush to the East Quayside new office development by the professional and legal sectors because the fixed fabric of Newcastle city centre could not provide the larger floorplates of office accommodation then required.  ‘Times they are a changing now’ with an improved offer of top-quality Grade A […]

The Newcastle Gateshead Quayside pictured at dusk featuring the iconic bridges and Sage Gateshead

Newcastle – A city moving the needle on net zero

Newcastle is a city at the forefront of the fight against climate change and continues to be attractive to companies who are capitalising on the economic opportunities of net zero. In this article, Sam Cassidy, Energy & Sustainability Sector Lead at Invest Newcastle, explains why.   On the 13th January, former Energy Minister Chris Skidmore […]

Photograph of Newcastle Helix Building Exterior

New letting at The Spark, Newcastle Helix

Avison Young and Savills, joint letting agents at Newcastle Helix, have announced a new letting within The Spark to the National Audit Office (NAO). NAO have signed a 10 year lease of the fourth floor at The Spark which extends to 10,000sq ft. within the exemplar 106,000sq ft. office building. Designed with the needs of […]

People sitting in modern office space at The Pattern Shop

Full steam ahead on The Pattern Shop

Built around 1880, The Pattern Shop was originally used by the world-famous locomotive designer Robert Stephenson, one of the greatest engineers of the Victorian era. Now reinvented for today’s innovators, this striking Grade II Listed building with its remarkable 200-year legacy, will be the ideal base for businesses looking to make their mark on the […]

Grey's Monument In Newcastle Upon Tyne

Taking Stock of a Strong Year for Inward Investment

2022 has been a phenomenal year for the team at Invest Newcastle as we put our city and region back on the international map with a string of inward investment wins and successful trips to major trade shows across Europe. Following two years of pandemic disruption, the last 12 months have seen us return to […]

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, […]