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No. 1 Quayside, which will be on the East Quayside, will bring 107,346 sq ft of office space to a disused site on City Road – potentially creating 1,000 jobs.
Chloe Shakesby

Plans for new 'unique' office building could create 1,000 Newcastle jobs

Plans for a new office development in Newcastle designed by an international architect have been revealed.

No. 1 Quayside, which will be on the East Quayside, will bring 107,346 sq ft of office space to a disused site on City Road – potentially creating 1,000 jobs.

The 12 storey development has been proposed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), and will have a living, green roof, with each floor having its own private roof garden.

Bjarke Ingels, founder and creative director of BIG, said: “We opened our BIG London office four years ago and are thrilled to jump into our first foray into the North East.

“Our proposal is born from the unique conditions of Newcastle’s architectural elements, the sloping hills and the curvy frames of the bridges over the Tyne.

“The ascending serpentine silhouette feels like a fresh yet familiar continuation of this unique urban landscape.”

Andreas Klok Pedersen, partner and design director, added: “We are excited to be a part of revitalizing this historic neighbourhood of Newcastle.

“The building is born from the unique qualities of the site.

“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.”

Rob Cameron, who owns the land the property will be built on, said: “This is a landmark site and, as such, commands a landmark building. Something iconic, with real architectural merit.

“We’ve had really positive pre-application discussions with Newcastle City Council and I’m excited to progress the project to fruition.”

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