CG rendering of Hadrian Newcastle.
Jane Imrie

Transformation of multi-million pound Newcastle business hub takes shape

The revamp of a multi-million pound office building in the centre of Newcastle is close to completion.

Local commercial fit-out specialist Aptus is set to finish work on the rebranded Hadrian Newcastle development in the centre of the city following the building’s acquisition by SONA Estates last year.

Situated behind the city’s Laing Art Gallery, the £5m office block - formerly known as Hadrian House - has undergone an eight-week makeover project.

Aptus has led the project, which has included the remodeling of the common part areas of the building.

Chris Price, commercial director at Aptus, which is based at Hoult’s Yard, commented: “We’d like to thank SONA Estates for giving us such a great opportunity to demonstrate the positive impact a project like this can have on the appeal of an office building, and to showcase what we can do to add value to a portfolio.

“It’s been fantastic to work on a scheme as creative and collaborative as Hadrian Newcastle.”

Since the project began, existing tenant Zurich Insurance Group has committed to a new 10 year lease, while global charity Oxfam has taken occupancy of a 3,800 sq. ft. suite in the property.

SONA Estates director Omar Pabani added: “We have carefully considered the consumer journey from the external approach into the building and throughout, with the ultimate aim of delivering something special for Newcastle’s office occupiers.

“Having previously seen other Aptus workplace projects, we knew they were proactive and solution-orientated, making them the ideal partner to help us provide a space that businesses would be proud to occupy.”

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