29 April 2019/ Inspirations

5 historic commercial properties in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

This large city in the North East has a lot going for it. As a member of the Core Cities Group, it is a major hub for business and industry, and it also benefits from an enviable blend of history and contemporary culture. Its location on the River Tyne made it a hive for business with the wool trade, followed by mining, shipbuilding and engineering in later years. Today its quayside is a stylish area with bars and restaurants dotted amongst smart office buildings.

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The Kiln, Walker Road, Newcastle upon Tyne and Wear, NE6 1AB


The Kiln is part of Hoults Yard – a major commercial site with numerous offices based in what was once a world-famous pottery factory. It has been completely renovated to a high standard, but still retains an essence of its previous life with exposed beams and brickwork. Maintenance and landscaping are taken care of, and you can even enjoy some of the events put on in the Yard.


Gainsborough House, Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle, NE1 6AE


This city centre office is based on Grey Street, which is brimming with restaurants, bars and cafes. You’ll be in Gainsborough House, a stunning grade II listed building that’s been recently refurbished to offer a bright, open-plan office space. Large windows also mean you benefit from lovely views up and down the historic street.


Arch 5 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne and Wear, NE1 1SA


Based in former railway arches, this commercial property offers a unique setting for a range of businesses. It has the capacity to become a stylish shop, with the huge windows and mezzanine level providing great brand exposure, but it is also set up to be a sophisticated office. The kitchen and toilet facilities mean you turn the key and get going straight away.

The Fleming, Burdon Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle, NE2 3AE


For kerb appeal, this office can’t be beaten. It’s located within this stunning grade II listed property in Jesmond, boasting great views across the charming courtyard. You’ll be up in the eaves in the converted loft space but, far from being cosy, it provides plenty of space and even has a kitchen.

Unit 19, Central Arcade, Central Exchange Buildings, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5BQ


Newcastle’s Central Exchange Buildings is a triangular construction, built in 1838 as part of the city’s 19th century redevelopment. Today much of it has been replaced by the high-end Central Arcade shopping area, with a glass barrel-vaulted roof, 20th century tilework and stained glass – offering a unique experience. Make the most of this elegant, Edwardian setting with your own shop arranged over 245 sq ft of space.

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