Stephenson Quarter

A place steeped in industrial heritage

Stephenson Quarter is a 10-acre mixed use site occupying historic industrial land behind Newcastle Central Station that was once home to Robert Stephenson & Co Locomotive Works.

Offering excellent connectivity with the rest of the UK via Central Station and access to bars, restaurants and green open spaces along the NewcastleGateshead Quayside, Stephenson Quarter brings together economic, educational, heritage and cultural assets to create a unique destination. Phase one development works saw the successful construction of the 4* Crowne Plaza hotel, a multi-storey car park, The Boiler Shop arts, music and conference venue and phase two has so far seen the development of ground-breaking educational facility North East Futures UTC, which provides tailored training for 14–19-year-olds looking for careers in the STEM industries.

Building on the rich legacy of innovation on the site, Newcastle City Council and the partnership of igloo Regeneration with Thriving Investments (part of the Places for People group) are redeveloping the iconic Pattern Shop building into an eco-friendly commercial centre, housing small and medium sized businesses.

Newcastle City Council is also working with igloo to develop a brand new 100,000sq ft office building – The Pioneer – at the gateway of Newcastle’s historic city centre site. The next major pipeline opportunity in the city, this planet-positive landmark development, designed by RIBA Stirling Prize winning architectural practice, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, will seamlessly blend the industrial heritage of George and Robert Stephenson with climate positive, sustainable and modern design methods.

Size: 10 acres
Gross development value: £125m
Ownership: Newcastle City Council, Clouston Group, BBC.
Uses: Commercial, Hospitality, Recreational, Educational.
Status: Middle stage scheme following successful partnership between Newcastle City Council and igloo Regeneration on commercial, hospitality, educational and recreational developments.
Opportunity: Occupier sought for pre-let partnership on sustainable Grade A office buildings, The Pioneer and The Pattern Shop.