BIG new development plans for office building on the Tyne

News Editor, Sophie Wilson, discusses the new plans that have been revealed for an office on the Quayside.

Sophie Wilson
2nd March 2020

Bringing into the city one thousand new jobs, plans have just been declared for an office development on Newcastle Quayside.

Situated on City Road, the building is going to consist of twelve stories and will be called No 1 Quayside. It will stand next to the Sage Gateshead and next to the Gateshead Millenium Bridge. There is hope that it will be a key feature on the Quayside, as it will span over one hundred thousand square feet and will be curved in design.

The building has been designed by multi-award-winning international architects, BIG, who are renowned for their cutting-edge designs. Andreas Klok Pederson is a partner and design director of BIG London. He has said that he is “excited to be part of revitalizing the historic neighbourhood of Newcastle.” Talking about the design of the building, he has said that it “follows the hairpin curve of the road and becomes a ribbon-like building climbing up the hill side while creating a cascade of roof terraces overlooking the Tyne.” It is inspired by “the sloping hills and the curvy frames of the bridges over Tyne”, and so it is expected to be a landmark building in Newcastle.

It will bring much needed office accommodation into the centre, and will have a living, green roof with each floor having its own private roof garden. All floors will be able to see the River Tyne, and so it is a new venture that is coming into the city at a time when there is only one Grade A Scheme under construction, currently.

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