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New office block to transform Newcastle Quayside

Based on a disused site on City Road, the office block has the potential to create 1,000 jobs. Credit: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Plans for a new office development on the Newcastle Quayside that would transform the city's skyline have been released.

No 1 Quayside is being hailed as the third modern icon in Newcastle/Gateshead, alongside Sir Norman Foster's The Sage and Wilkinson Eyre's Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Designed by award-winning architects BIG - Bjarke Ingle's Group, who are renowned for their cutting edge designs, No 1 Quayside will have more than 100,000 sq ft of office space.

Built on a disused site on City Road, the office block has the potential to create 1,000 jobs.

The curved building will have a living, green roof and each floor is designed to have its own private roof garden. All floors will have unobstructed views of the River Tyne.

The office block would have unobstructed views of the River Tyne. Credit: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

“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.”

– Bjarke Ingels, Founder and Creative Director, BIG
The office block is 12 storeys with private roof gardens. Credit: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group