Laura Halewood and David Davies of Sadler Brown flank Mike Clark, who said the firm would be 'the first of many'. Credit: via Fusion PR

Architect commits to AirView Park

Sadler Brown Group, the design firm responsible for masterplanning the Newcastle business park, has become the first occupier in the scheme’s second phase.

When its phased construction is complete, AirView Park as a whole will be a 175,000 sq ft commercial development. Two of four planned phases are now complete.

Newcastle-headquartered Sadler Brown was commissioned in 2018 by developer Tynexe Commercial to design, plan and deliver the long-term vision for AirView Park, which is located next to Newcastle International Airport.

The office-led development is a key strategic site for inward investment and other opportunities related to trade and export opportunities in particular, along with offering space for SMEs.

Sadler Brown has now bought its space at the recently completed phase two, taking 2,000 sq ft at the scheme.

Agent for the development is Naylors Gavin Black. The first phase of AirView Park. which benefits from Enterprise Zone status, saw housebuilder Bellway choose the park for its 25,000 sq ft regional headquarters.

David Davies, director of Sadler Brown Group, said: “This is the start of an exciting new chapter for Sadler Brown, and enables us to push forward and make the step change to accommodate our needs and facilitate growth.

“The team is delivering significant, private and public sector masterplanning, feasibility and design projects up and down the country in sectors including transport and infrastructure, veterinary healthcare, education, leisure and hospitality, and more, as well as our core of signature residential dwelling designs for many private landowners throughout the UK.

“So, this was the right time and a great opportunity to acquire a fit-for-purpose space that was designed by ourselves, for ourselves.”

Davies said that around 20 of the team will work from AirView Park, adding that the location would allow it to link up easily with the firm’s other offices in London, Chester and Cardiff.

He added that the workspace has been designed with post-Covid needs in mind: “Our offices have been deliberately designed to be mindful of and provide us with what we need now and in the future, in a post-pandemic landscape. This is evident throughout the other phase two buildings too, as all offer fluid, open plan work areas, multi-functional spaces, sustainability features and innovative yet economical energy systems.

“Outdoor space to support wellbeing is also a key priority these days and we now have this in abundance. We are only a quarter of the way through delivering the overall AirView Park vision, so for an architectural practice to become part of its own design project is something really quite special.

“Being at the heart of a very successful development is also a great opportunity too and we are looking forward to meeting our new neighbours.”

Mike Clark, director of Tynexe Commercial, said: “It’s great to see Sadler Brown Group now moving onto site, especially given the integral role they have played from the start in developing our plans and realising our vision.

“They are the first of many new tenants choosing AirView Park now that office space in phase two is available for occupancy, and given the enquiries coming through, we expect more to follow shortly.”

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