Work is well underway to the Public Library building on Brinkburn Street, as HiveTree secures a brand new site. With a focus on coworking space in Newcastle, along with dedicated offices, retail outlets and more.
Expected to complete in the early part of this year, the Byker development is ideally located. At just 10 minutes from Newcastle City centre, and part of the Ouseburn regeneration project. Situated just past Hault’s Yard, the unique space is perfect for all types of businesses to reside. Expect offices and coworking space in Newcastle
With over 10,000 sq ft of floorspace, the multi-use facility will transform from a dilapidated former public library. The graded building has been through many iterations over the years. Including a school, an education centre, and even a signage company HQ. Having been unoccupied for a number years, the derelict building was left in a sorry state of repair. There were exposed wires, an antiquated heating system and a water system. They all needed completely replacing.
The team at HiveTree has made it their mission to renovate the building back to its former glory. Director Aaron Kelly tells us: “We instantly fell in love with the building. And knew we needed to give it a new lease of life. The location, size and facilities we’re all perfect for the next step for HiveTree.”
“The interior space is huge. Moreover it’s all open plan with massive windows and skylights. This just floods the building with natural light. We wanted to keep this feeling of space and openness, and instead of building intrusive internal walls, we’re using partitions. We’re also building a mezzanine level to add 25% more floor space. This will overlook the large open plan coworking area.”
The team started by completely renovating the facade of the building. This included blasting years of buildup from the brickwork, revealing rich deep orange brickwork. Additional fitting of modern double glazing, and painting the stone features in black give a really unique look. Along with the new black doorway and chrome fittings, the building now looks modern and fresh, but still perfectly fits into its surroundings.
The building is being completely re-purposed to accommodate office and leisure space. With blueprints completed for the internal space, there will be private offices, meeting rooms, and an open plan co-working space. In addition, the development will include all the facilities you would expect from a modern office building. And there’s even warehousing space, and lots of private parking available.
There’s been a lot of interest for the mixed use site. But 50% of the available space is already earmarked. So with around 30 spots available for the coworking space in Newcastle, applicants must act quickly to secure their membership.
If you would like more information contact HiveTree today.