Cooper’s Studios

ClientThe Hanro Group

LocationNewcastle upon Tyne

Project TypeOffice

CompletionFebruary 2009



The redevelopment of Cooper’s Auction Yard, a three storey grade two listed horse and carriage repository in the heart of Newcastle, is an example of how a near derelict building can be brought back to life and given new purpose.

Ryder developed proposals for the restoration and conversion of Cooper’s to flexible commercial floor space which would ensure the long term future of the building.

This consisted essentially of retaining and restoring key features, producing an attractive building environment to flexibly meet the needs of business, in order to reflect the building’s history and character whilst dramatically improving natural light levels into, and views out from, the building.