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Here’s why you should rent an office space in Hoults Yard, Newcastle – aka, the coolest quarter of the North East…

When it comes to office space for rent, HyHubs offer property with personality – which could mean added productivity for your business.

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 25.08.2022

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Ok, let’s start off with a simple question: why should going into the office be boring?

The short answer is, it shouldn’t. There have actually been studies that show how much an environment can impact the productivity and engagement of a workforce. And we’re talking about more than just making sure the air con’s switched on when the sun’s out.

We’re talking about flexible offices surrounded by other thriving businesses. About stylish spaces bursting with character and sophistication. About having a wealth of creativity and culture waiting to be explored on your doorstep.

We’re talking about Hoults Yard, Newcastle.

A vibrant community centre on the banks of the Tyne (in what used to be one of the world’s largest pottery factories), Hoults Yard has been hewn out of Newcastle’s heritage – harnessing the industry, work ethic and dedication of days at graft gone by with aptly named buildings like Kiln, Old Forge, Pattern Shop and Teapots – while also driving today’s businesses forward into a modern, innovative way of working.

All this managed by property pioneers, HyHubs.

HyHubs have become renowned across the North East thanks to their knack of reimagining workspaces. With employee engagement and workforce productivity forever at the fore, HyHubs also recognise the importance of fun, flexibility, creativity and culture to office life, and they walk the line of working hard and playing hard with expert agility.

Now with a collection of business centres across the region, HyHubs centre their efforts around creating a sense of community and collaboration between local businesses. And it’s a model destined for success. After all, as the saying goes, teamwork makes the dreamwork. Nowhere is that proven truer than here in the North East and, especially, in the Ouseburn Valley.

And if you’re searching for a testament to its success so far, just look at the eclectic mix of industries who feel not only that they want to be in Hoults Yard, but also that they belong there.

From craft cakeries to adults-only crazy golf, wealth managers to vertical farms, recruitment agencies to beauty studios, no corner of commerce is underrepresented at Hoults Yard. And what that makes for is even more than a collaborative atmosphere, a varied customer base and fertile ground in which to watch your business grow. It also provides a real sense of destination for your employees – somewhere they can walk around and enjoy on their lunch breaks or hang out in after work. Somewhere they can make friends outside the office. Somewhere they’re excited to arrive to every morning. And that may prove invaluable when it comes the success of your business.

So, where might your company fit in Hoults Yard?

THE WORKSPACES

The spaces here each have their own identity and reflect HyHubs’ mission: to create property with personality. They’re also flexible and have a range of sizes and styles, with everything from private offices and studio space to industrial warehouses available – so organisations big and small can find a home.

Best of all, the HyHubs Front of House team are always on hand to help and support you however they can, while also working hard to make every space here a stylish, inspiring place to work. So, you know a friendly face and/or agony aunt is only ever a short walk away.

 

THE MEETING ROOMS

Each of the meeting rooms at Hoults Yard offer something a little different from the norm (namely, charisma) and come fully equipped with smart screen televisions, Wi-Fi and have catering options available.

So, whether it’s a one-off conference you need to organise or you’re looking for a monthly hang out to bring your team of remote workers together, Hoults Yard can meet your every requirement.

THE COMMUNITY

We’ve touched on this already, but we really can’t stress enough how much of an impact the sense of community in Hoults Yard can have on the success of a business. And not only is it a case of eclectic businesses sharing a space; HyHubs also bring their Hoults Yard community together with regular events, including dog shows (which are adorable) and coffee mornings. This environment cultivates collaboration: enabling business owners and employees to build connections and work together for greater success.

Plus, the wellbeing benefits of working within such a varied mix of businesses are endless. Craving something sweet on your lunch break? Want to get yourself fitter around your work schedule? Need a last-minute gift for that birthday you forgot about? Had a stressful week and need to unwind? Whatever you need, your neighbours have you covered.

HLN LOVES…

We’ve heard tell that HyHubs have some availability across each of their Hoults Yard buildings right now, but we thought we’d pick out a couple of our personal favourites to give you guys a flavour of what your business could be enjoying…

Maling Exchange (309 & 310)

A loft office on the third floor of the building, with panoramic views across the Ouseburn Valley. Benefiting from its own meeting room, this space is perfect for around 8 to 10 desks.

 

Teapot 17

Looking for something a little smaller? This cosy, two-person office in the Teapot Studios still has plenty of space to breathe, with exposed brickwork bringing that sense of freedom and industry as you start your business journey.

HYHUBS’ OTHER LOCATIONS

Admittedly, Hoults Yard is pretty hard to beat, but it’s just one of the jewels in the HyHubs crown.  

Haylofts, their city centre location, was formerly a stables for Newcastle Breweries and now has 20 offices centred around a cobbled courtyard, with a central ‘pod’ that houses their meeting rooms and bleacher-style seating. They currently have two offices available, if you’re wanting to find out more.

Meanwhile, Hypoint – located on Saltmeadows Road and part of the up-and-coming Baltic Quarter in Gateshead – has a mixture of two-person to 10-person offices available, as well as a workshop space. You can’t beat the views of Newcastle’s glorious Quayside from the windows here, which is only a stone’s throw away, (as is BALTIC, Sage Gateshead and By The River Brew Co., too).

Psst… while the details aren’t out yet, we’ve heard HyHubs have ambitious plans in the pipeline to develop even more hubs across the North East, offering a wealth of office, meeting and event spaces to comes. So, keep your eyes peeled.

PIQUED YOUR INTEREST?

If you’d like to find out more information about working in Hoults Yard or in any of HyHubs’ other locations, call them on 0191 607 0200, send them an email, visit their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

HyHubs, Hoults Yard, Mailing Exchange, Walker Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2HL

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