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Looking for office space to rent? Newcastle has everything at its centre – including boutique office building, Alderman Fenwick’s House

When it comes to unique venues and office space, Newcastle reigns supreme – and its most central location is also its most distinctive.

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 22.02.2023

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With companies flocking back to their headquarters and the trend towards home working starting to unravel, now might be the perfect time to begin looking for office space.

After all, culture is key to any organisation. The relationships that are forged by working alongside one another every day are essential not only to productivity, but also to keeping your employees engaged with your brand. Feeling valued, listened to, inspired and supported are all vital to effective training and collaboration within your company, and often facilitate the creation of opportunities for future growth.

In-person collaboration is often the quickest, easiest and most effective way of ensuring the culture you want to create thrives across every layer of your business.

 

ALDERMAN FENWICK’S HOUSE

If having an office can encapsulate your brand’s character, values and ambitions – bolstering staff retention and motivation in the process – then it’s important you don’t settle for any old bolthole.

That’s why we’re introducing you to Alderman Fenwick’s House.

One of the oldest buildings in Newcastle, this boutique office and events space lies right in the heart of the city centre: boasting extraordinary architecture that’ll instantly help your business stand out from the crowd.

Alderman Fenwick’s House has stood prominent on Pilgrim Street since 1670. One of the most important mercantile townhouses in the North of England – and formerly a hotel which accommodated, among other dignitaries, one Charles Dickens – its enviable location, illustrious history, extraordinary design, and the flexibility of its interior space are just some of the reasons why this stately building has survived into modernity.

Not that you’ll find outdated décor or repairs needed inside. Thanks to a multi-million-pound renovation, the interiors of Alderman Fenwick’s House lay claim to only the most contemporary of amenities, whilst still paying tribute to their heritage.

New owners Central Space have expedited the delivery of fully refurbished communal spaces – including a breakout area, shower room and meeting rooms with ultra-fast connectivity – which rub shoulders with a grand entrance hall, an oak staircase rising into a rooftop cupola, sash windows and some of the best surviving sculptural plasterwork of the 18th century.

You can even grab your morning cuppa in the building’s South Tunnel. Used as a conduit for horse-drawn carriages back in the day, the area is now a vibrant recreational space housing local coffee specialists Caffe Ginevra, who serve Sicilian-style coffee, homemade gelato and fresh cannoli from their street-front kiosk.

Looking to impress prospective clients? Arrange a meeting in The Great Room – the epitome of mercantile opulence, with interiors so ornate they’ve even entertained Winston Churchill in their time.

The building is managed by business space specialists Central Space, also located on site, whose mission is to provide their clients with the best solutions for their business needs. Offering bespoke solutions where necessary, their team are always on hand to ensure your boutique office space at Alderman Fenwick’s House is functioning to the very best of its capability.

What you’ll get at Alderman Fenwick’s House:

  • City centre location
  • Grade I-listed historical building
  • Convenient transport links
  • 24-hour access

An esteemed historic setting filled with traditional charm and entwined with Newcastle’s illustrious history, yet with all the versatility, connectivity and style of 21st century business culture, we couldn’t imagine a more inspiring setting in which to grow your business.

WHY RENT OFFICE SPACE IN NEWCASTLE CITY CENTRE

As far as location goes, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better spot than in central Newcastle upon Tyne.

Whatever your industry, your team can only benefit from excellent transport links, a robust independent retail sector, a gamut of health and fitness facilities only ever a stone’s throw away, and a thriving after-work scene with bars and restaurants at every turn.

Industry reigns supreme here. Geordies are known for their excellent work ethic, having built a reputation for world-leading innovation since the 1800s, but they also know how to have fun. And we all know what happens when you can both work hard and play hard.

For all its industrial heritage, Newcastle is still one of the most attractive cities in the UK. With streets of Georgian architecture so striking they’ve been used as the backdrop for not just a few Hollywood blockbusters, and the River Tyne meandering through the heart of the city with its famous seven bridges, you’re never short of a photo opportunity in these parts – which can’t be underestimated when you’re showing prospective clients around.

But perhaps what your business will benefit from most by having a Newcastle office space is the wealth of creativity, opportunity and culture that comes from rubbing shoulders with the neighbouring businesses here.

Bankers, bakers, furniture makers, artists, lawyers, mixologists, theologists – throughout the city, you’ll find chances to mix and mingle with any number of contacts who could well be the difference between breaking even for another year or trebling your annual turnover.

Yep, central Newcastle boasts a booming business culture that, in its ambition and variety, could easily give London and Manchester a run for their money. But what the capital will never have is that famous Geordie spirit. Now a city buoyed by investment, the renowned industry of its people, world-leading facilities, and the newfound form of its one and only football team, Newcastle upon Tyne is well and truly on the up.

Just make sure you’re in the best position to capitalise on it.

BOUTIQUE OFFICE AVAILABILITY

Alderman Fenwick’s House are currently offering 20% discount for the first three months of any one-year lease

As a small business ourselves, we understand the need to walk before you can run.

It’s important your office suits the stage your brand is at. You don’t want to bite off more than you can chew in a bid to instantly impress. Similarly, if your business is already more advanced, then making that next step into a bigger, more flexible office can pay huge dividends in the long run.

Luckily, Alderman Fenwick’s House can cater to both.

Inclusive to all businesses at every stage of their development, what Alderman Fenwick’s House really offers is long-term stability. With no hidden fees and plenty of flexibility, you’ll know your entire operating costs before signing on the dotted line.

Plus, every suite includes ultra-fast leased line broadband, high-specification lighting, décor and floor coverings and comes fully furnished – so you don’t need to sweat the small stuff.

 

All boutique office suites include:

  • Ultra high speed broadband
  • LED lighting
  • Utilities
  • Buildings insurance
  • Organised post handling services
  • Furnished with desks, chairs and pedestals
  • Complimentary monthly meeting room usage
  • Access to new communal kitchen/breakout space
  • Supplemental services, such as office cleaning and events hire
  • Secure bike storage
  • Shower facilities

Even office-share options are available, as well as virtual office packages should you not want to commit to renting an office space full time just yet.

So, what’s currently available?

 

Office G10 

  • Suitable for alternative uses
  • Ground floor
  • 236 sq/ft of space.
  • Maximum of 6 desks
  • Quality flooring
  • Attractive period decoration
  • Private entrance and frontage onto Pilgrim Street

Office G10 is available now at the utility and broadband inclusive rate of £688.33 per month (+VAT)

Office S05

  • Second floor boutique office
  • 276 sq/ft of space.
  • Maximum of 8 people
  • Quality flooring
  • Attractive period decoration

Office S05 is available now at the utility and broadband inclusive rate of £805.00 per month (+VAT)

 

Office T05 

  • Third floor unique office
  • 230 sq/ft of space.
  • Maximum of 6 people
  • Unique layout
  • Quality flooring
  • Attractive period decoration

Office T05 is available now at the utility and broadband inclusive rate of £670.83 per month (+VAT)

Alderman Fenwick’s House are currently offering 20% discount for the first three months of any one-year lease – making it the perfect time to secure the office of your business’ dreams. 

To find out more about renting Newcastle office space and/or meeting rooms at Alderman Fenwick’s House, visit their website, drop the Central Space team an email or give them a call on 0191 644 4039 

Alderman Fenwick’s House, 98-100 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6SQ

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