Central Square North and South are two beautifully renovated buildings between Forth Street and Orchard Street, behind Newcastle’s Central Station. These Grade A office buildings were trailblazers for the regeneration of this little known area. Work was completed in 2000.
To get the most out of the buildings walk between the two for views of the interior, and a great view of the Town Wall on Orchard Street. At one time there was a 7 metre sculpture, Vulcan, now sadly gone. The sculpture, someone joked, was worth more than the buildings that flanked it. This seems unlikely, the Sculptor, a Scot born in Leith, is very famous, so who knows? The Sculpture now resides safely in the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh, it’s well worth the 90 minute train ride from Newcastle just to see it.
Both Central Square North and Central Square South, are blessed with beautiful Atriums, Art and Stairways. Central Square North was once a Royal Mail sorting office.
Head for a narrow space between them to see one of the most beautiful atriums in all of Newcastle, also within, the Quadratica Cafe serving Costa Coffee. Down the end of the lane is South Street and opposite is a brick building which once housed the worlds first locomotive factory (established by Robert Stephenson son of George). At the bottom of South Street go through the tunnel and turning left, will bring you back to the start of your walk.”
Central Square 2 Art
Forth Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Providing fresh vitality to a forgotten part of Newcastle behind Central Station, this office conversion was based on the old Royal Mail sorting office,
Central Square Two