We celebrated success at the RICS North East awards last week, picking up two prizes – Best Commercial Project and Best Tourism and Leisure Project – for our Wylam Brewery refurbishment of The Palace of Arts building in Newcastle’s Exhibition Park .
Built in 1929 as part of the North East Coast Exhibition held that year, the Grade II listed building had been disused since 2006.
The refurbishment created a new home for
Wylam Brewery, the North East’s leading
craft brewery, incorporating a state of the art
30BBL brewery in the rear half of the building,while the Brewery Tap, offices, kitchen and foyer space were arranged around the central octagonal hall which operates as an 800 capacity venue.
Not only did the project breathe new life into the building itself, but it has had a hugely positive effect on the wider park, a great example of creative reuse making an asset of an underused listed structure.