The Toffee Factory, Ouseburn Building, Newcastle

The Toffee Factory Ouseburn, Architecture, Newcastle Building, Image

The Toffee Factory, Newcastle : Ouseburn Building

Work space at Lower Steenberg’s Yard, north east England – design by xsite architecture

22 Jun 2012

The Toffee Factory Newcastle

Lower Steenberg’s Yard, Quayside, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne

Design: xsite architecture

The Toffee Factory, Ouseburn building
photograph : Jill Tate

The derelict toffee factory, with a forest of trees growing out of its ruined shell, has been reincarnated as a managed work space for the creative industries and is almost fully let. It has become a landmark in the regeneration of the Ouseburn Valley and a significant addition to Newcastle’s architectural legacy.

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photos : Jill Tate

The original building fabric has been restored, including the distinctive chimney and an additional floor has been added. The demands of energy conservation have led to an interesting chequerboard of insulation alternating between inside and out, so one is always aware of the original structure.

The insertion of a first floor external walkway, which plays on the industrial heritage, removes the necessity of a third fire escape staircase. The building has achieved a BREEAM Very Good rating.

The Toffee Factory Ouseburn – Building Information

Location: Lower Steenberg’s Yard, Quayside, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England, UK
Architect: xsite architecture
Client: 1NG
Contractor: Brims Construction
Structural Engineer: Cundall
Services Engineer: Max Fordham
Contract Value: £4.9 million
Date of completion: Dec 2011
Gross internal: 2,682 sqm

The Toffee Factory Ouseburn image / information from RIBA

Location: Lower Steenberg’s Yard, Quayside, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England, UK




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