Bank House

Newcastle, UK - Leisure, Office

A rich abundance of office, retail and leisure.

As part of the wider Pilgrim Street development, Bank House in Newcastle City Centre offers a healthy balance between work and out of hours. Broken down over 12 floors, it is a prime office location flooded with natural light and breathtaking views over Newcastle's city scape.

Client
Motcomb Estates Limited
Location
Newcastle, UK
Sector
Leisure, Office
Status
Complete 2023
Value
£50m
Area
16,200sqm

Reinstating former sites into new office developments.

Ryder approached the project hand in hand with the client, landowners and the local authorities to provide the city with a catalyst development that stood tall among the rest. An innovative working approach between private sector design and public sector authorities resulted in a cost-effective office accommodation for the south side of Pilgrim Street.

Bank House drawing
entrance of building with stairs, hand rails and tree

Rising above the crowd.

Bank House stands tall in an area historically not known for high-rise structures, making it a distinctive component of the Pilgrim Street development. Confronting commercial challenges and mindful of the impact on city centre infrastructure, we engaged in collaborative efforts—from architects to the city council—to follow regulations while crafting an architectural design that attracts investment to the city.

view of tall building up pilgrim street
outside Bank House looking up at the high rise structure from an angle

A sustainable addition to the Newcastle skyline.

With a 360 degree view across Newcastle City Centre, offering an exceptional workspace, Bank House is a BREEAM Excellent building designed using a ‘fabric first’ approach to ensure reduced CO2 emissions during the building's lifecycle.

Bank house empty floor
Construction workers in the high rise while still in construction
The building will provide the first green shoots of life in what will be the city’s most vibrant and interesting place to work—I can’t wait to see the place come to life.

Ian Crow

Partner, Ryder Architecture

Outside Bank House pilgrim Street

Constructing Excellence North East

Shortlisted: Building of the Year

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