Work resumed on the Forth Street site earlier this autumn with the scheme now on track to complete early 2024.
Joinery, mechanical and electrical works are in the final stages and groundworks including drainage and building services installation have paved the way for surfacing works to complete in the next few weeks. The remaining external curtain walling sections are being installed with the internal fit out set to take place early next year, ready for its first occupants once tenancies are agreed.
Although the building will contain new facilities, its character will remain intact thanks to some of the building’s original windows and floorboards being preserved as visible nods to the building’s heritage. Preserving key features of the structure has also ensured that 98% of waste has been diverted from landfill.
The Pattern Shop scheme marks the fruition of the first phase of development delivered through the partnership of igloo Regeneration with Thriving Investments (part of the Places for People group) and Newcastle City Council.
As The Pattern Shop reaches its final construction stages, igloo is also confident that 2024 will herald the start of its neighbouring scheme The Pioneer which is a major feature of Phase 2 of the developer’s masterplan. The 100,000 sq. ft office development has been designed by RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architectural practice, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.
Also adjacent to Newcastle Central Station, The Pioneer is a bold BREEAM ‘Excellent’ design scheme, technologically advanced and, like the Pattern Shop, is on a site that is also steeped in industrial heritage.
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