Created 16th December 2020

Two tenants have confirmed their occupancy at a transformed multi-million pound Newcastle business hub.

The rebranded Hadrian Newcastle building, formerly Hadrian House, will now be a base for international charity OXFAM who will occupy a 3,800 sq. ft. suite. In addition, Zurich Insurance Plc have shown their commitment to the building by signing up to another ten-year lease, securing their space alongside several other local and national businesses at the offices.

The renovation of the £5m office building in the centre of Newcastle, behind the city’s Laing Art Gallery, is close to completion following its acquisition by SONA Estates.

SONA Estates is working with Bradley Hall Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents in bringing the site to market. Bradley Hall director Richard Rafique said: “The addition of OXFAM and the further commitment from Zurich Insurance is a testament to the fantastic transformation at Hadrian Newcastle.

“SONA Estates has created a fresh, modern and exciting accommodation for its occupants, and a great environment to use to impress visitors, work collaboratively and create a productive working space.

“Newcastle continues to be a vibrant and attractive city with an abundance of current and future development which will creative opportunities for new and interesting jobs, places to work and socialise.

“Despite the challenges of 2020, activity in the commercial property market is strong and we have experienced firsthand the dedication to keep growing and moving forward from a number of sectors and industries.”

Director Omar Pabani said: “We are delighted with the transformation at Hadrian Newcastle and the subsequent interest from a variety of businesses. Our aim was for the offices to provide an exciting space; one that would benefit a variety of occupiers whilst impressing their visitors and clients- this has certainly been achieved.

“Throughout this project work habits have changed but what has become abundantly clear is that collaborative working is paramount to achieving productivity. Conversations, exchanging ideas and developing businesses, services and products are all achieved when people come together. Flexible working may continue, however, we’re confident that coupling this strategy with high quality space will give businesses the tools to thrive in this new age of working.”

For more information on Hadrian Newcastle please contact Richard Rafique on 0191 232 8080 or email

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