Welcome to Founders Place

A new pioneering urban development in the heart of Newcastle Upon Tyne, where sustainability and innovation meet to create a thriving community for the future.

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Where history ignites the future.

Step into 1823, the heartbeat of global innovation and the birthplace of the modern railway system. These historic rail engineering yards hummed with the ideas of mavericks, entrepreneurs, and visionaries who dared to reshape the world.

Today, in the heart of Newcastle’s historic Stephenson Quarter, Founders Place arises. Adjacent to the iconic Central Station, overlooking the majestic River Tyne, it’s more than a new district – it’s a purpose rekindled.

Reimagined, redesigned, and revitalised, Founders Place honours the past while shaping a vibrant future.


Planet-friendly office space


of agile meanwhile use space


of soulful heritage buildings


New sustainable homes

Founders Place is designed with well-being at the core. It’s not just a place to work, relax, or live, but a seamless blend of all three. Here, the rigid boundaries between work, leisure, and life dissolve, allowing each to enrich and enhance the others.

A new urban development in the heart of the Stephenson Quarter.

A hub for employment

160,000 sq.ft of high-quality, planet-positive new-build office space. Made up of The Pioneer Newcastle, a 100,000 sq.ft flagship high-rise office development and the Rail Yards, 60,000 sq.ft of additional work space.

The historic heart

60,000 sq.ft of soulful heritage buildings for work, leisure, culture, and living.

A new community

Circa 80 new, zero-carbon homes, designed with urban living in mind.


11,500 sq.ft of agile meanwhile use space and 60,000 sq. ft of sustainable work space (Rail Yards). Surrounded by gardens, pathways, and spaces to reconnect with nature and with each other.

We are targeting the highest market standard to create healthy and sustainable workplaceS

Sustainable Transport and Cycle Storage

Onsite Renewable Energy and Passive Solar Shading

Climate Positive Technologies

All-Electric Heating and Cooling

Biophilic Design

Incorporate Well Building Standards from the outset


Building with Nature Certified

The Pioneer Newcastle is a 100,000 sq. ft. new-build office development. This architecturally stunning creation seamlessly blends breathtaking design with a deep commitment to sustainability and employee well-being. As the gateway development to the site, The Pioneer Newcastle is poised to become the city’s next flagship office destination, setting a new standard for work-life integration and environmental responsibility.

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Step back in time to the 1800s, where industrial pioneer Robert Stephenson revolutionised travel with his iconic steam locomotives. Today, his legacy lives on in The Pattern Shop Newcastle, a captivating 32,367 sq.ft. office space reborn. More than just a stunning renovation, The Pattern Shop prioritises sustainability, innovation, and the well-being of its occupants. An energy-efficient and elegant environment, bathed in natural light and infused with history. This is where collaboration thrives and ideas flourish.

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11,500 SQ.FT of agile meanwhile use space

This captivating space offers a unique opportunity for swift activation and impactful experiences, fostering thriving communities and enduring contributions to Newcastle’s cityscape. We seek visionary organisations who share our commitment to building dynamic communities, cultivating diverse connections, and leaving a lasting positive mark on the city’s fabric.

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60,000 sq.ft of intermediate workspace for smaller businesses and enterprises. Placed in the heart of the site and surrounded by 11,500 sq.ft of agile meanwhile use space, this plot will bring forward and complete the component parts of the business community within Founders Place.


A new community

Looking for a vibrant life that treads lightly on the planet? Look no further than Orchard Yard. Our convivial city living homes are meticulously designed for forward-thinking urbanites who value sustainability, seamless connectivity, and cultural immersion. Register for priority updates on Orchard Yard using the link below.


An urban oasis

Whether you’re seeking urban buzz, tranquil moments, or invigorating coast to coast cycle adventures, Founders Place and its surroundings offer something for everyone. We are helping this former industrial area to blossom into a haven for green spaces and places, so, lace up your shoes, breathe in the crisp air, and discover the diverse beauty that awaits.

How to find Us

Founders Place
Sussex Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Discover your own haven, forge connections, and become part of something truly special.

Founders Place transcends the typical city development. Sympathetically restored heritage buildings seamlessly blend with biophilic design, creating a garden-within-the-city atmosphere. Verdant landscaping, natural materials, and an emphasis on walkability, cycling, and outdoor living foster a rare sense of harmony between nature, work and urban life. Imagine sipping your morning coffee on a sun-drenched terrace, joining a yoga class amidst serene surroundings, or jogging along scenic riverfront paths. Founders Place provides diverse spaces for gathering and quiet contemplation, encouraging a balanced lifestyle.

This unique, dynamic environment is more than just a place to live and work; it’s a place to thrive. Combining the restorative power of nature, the convenience of excellent connectivity, and the energising spirit of a vibrant community.