Toffee Factory

Toffee Factory

Toffee Factory

Scheme name: Toffee Factory

Practice: xsite architecture LLP

Client: 1NG Ltd

Photographer: Jill Tate

The derelict toffee factory has been reincarnated as managed work space for the creative industries and is fully let. This landmark of regeneration has become a significant addition to Newcastle's architectural legacy.

The demands of energy conservation have led to an interesting chequerboard of insulation alternating between inside and out, so one is always aware of the original structure.

The insertion of a first-floor external walkway plays on the industrial heritage and removes the necessity for a third fire escape staircase.

Winner of the RIBA Regional Sustainability Award sponsored by The Rooflight Company


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