‘Head up Stepney Bank to see the mix of old and new buildings, with skilful conversions such as that of Woods Pottery by Mosedale Gillatt Architects’ Pevsner’s Newcastle Gateshead edition

Winner: Lord Mayors Design Awards – Special Regeneration Award

Mosedale Gillatt Architects successfully integrated historic buildings with contemporary infill to create a courtyard of managed workspace, studios and an art gallery to reinforce the cultural quarter of Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle.

Built on the site of a former Pottery works in the late 1800’s, the Woods Pottery buildings had long ago fallen into disrepair and were being used as a vehicle dismantling shop. When the last owner moved out, a site contaminated with heavy oil and a range of derelict buildings were left behind. A scheme was agreed with English Heritage which would create workspace accommodation for small businesses – and became a catalyst for  future development within of the  acclaimed regeneration of the Ouseburn Valley.