Toffee Factory Incubation Units

Location Newcastle, UK
Services Civil, structural and geotechnical engineering and transportation
Sector Workplace
Client 1NG
Architect Xsite
Photography © Jill Tate

Gordon Reid

T +44 (0)191 213 1515

The restoration and redevelopment of a Victorian factory building, damaged by fire in the mid 1980’s and left derelict for 20 years. Part of the wider regeneration of the Ouseburn area of Newcastle, the building now provides modern facilities for the creative industry. The building achieved a BREEAM 'Very Good' standard.

The building provides a hub for surrounding businesses through access to services and opportunities for professional interaction. There are around 2,000m² of workspace units of circa 50m², plus break-out and meeting spaces, the latter complemented by external landscaping, car parking and new access arrangements. 

A full structural appraisal of the behaviour and capacity of the existing structure and foundations was undertaken. This enabled an extra storey to be added to the existing building at roof level, by the introduction of a lightweight steel frame and timber floor.

Our geotechnical engineers carried out a contamination risk assessment with regard to gas, human health, and controlled waters and were able to conclude that no remediation measures were required to be implemented during construction of the proposed development.

  • North East RICS Renaissance Awards (2012), Project of the Year, Winner
  • North East RICS Renaissance Awards (2012), Regeneration category, Winner
  • LABC Northern Awards (2012), Best Large Commercial Building, Winner
  • RIBA North East Sustainable Building of the Year (2012), Winner
  • RIBA North East Building of the Year (2012), Winner
  • RICS National Awards (2012), Regeneration, Commended


Cundall tastes “sweet” success at the North East's property 'Oscars' - the RICS awards!

Fifty-five of the North East's most impressive property schemes fought it out for top honours at the RICS Renaissance Awards 2012 at Newcastle's Civic Centre on Friday 27 April.

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Toffee Factory recognised again at industry awards

Toffee Factory recognised again at industry awards.

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