One Harton Quay

Project Overview

  • Project: One Harton Quay
  • Client: Sout Tyneside Council
  • Construction Value: £16m
  • Status: Complete
  • Location: South Shields

Reconnecting the Town and the Tyne.

The brief for this project was developed in collaboration with the regional development agency One North East, and called for a bold, contemporary office scheme that would establish the quality benchmark for future developments in the area.

The award-winning scheme was designed to reconnect the town to the river and is characterised by ‘fingers’ of development that are separated by landscaped ‘slipways’ that provide pedestrian links down to the waterfront. The simple, bold form and language have been praised by the Commission for Architecture in the Built Environment. One Harton Quay provides 50,000 sq ft of Grade A space designed to BCO standards to meet both the corporate and practical needs of one of the UK’s most successful and progressive occupiers, BT. We worked to represent their image and global values of accessibility, inspiration and close co-operation whilst providing a comfortable, energy-efficient environment to stimulate and motivate the users of the building.