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Old September 10th, 2011, 10:41 AM   #21
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Digital agency to expand its team and move to a new office
by Chris Knox, The Journal, September 10th 2011


A GATESHEAD-BASED digital agency is set to create jobs and move into new offices after securing a raft of contracts from across the North East.

AYO Media may have been set up only three years ago, but it has already established a long list of clients, which have all benefited from the firm’s expertise in website development and digital marketing.

Its expertise, which also includes process management and point of sale solutions, helps clients to improve efficiencies, profitability and allows them to measure their return on investment. This has helped the firm to grow its turnover by a third over the last year with its turnover also doubling to 13 members of staff over the same period.

The company now believes that it can grow to the same degree over the next 12 months as it prepares to move from its 800sqft offices in Mulgrave Terrace to new 2,500sqft offices within the Northern Design Centre, which is due to open in the Baltic Business Quarter early next year.


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Old September 24th, 2011, 10:01 AM   #22
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A visit to Northern Design Centre, on 14 October





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Old November 1st, 2011, 06:46 PM   #23
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Baltic Business Quarter Gateshead - Design Centre

Has not been much about this area so took camera out 01/11/11 PM and here are a few pictures showing current state of Design Centre contract

Design Centre

Signboard picture below taken when passing 30/10/11 had me thinking about actual elevation behind board not looking like it



However for once Gateshead Council has got a "prestige building" facing the town , unlike the Sage Music Centre

Picture taken from Park road aka The Felling By-Pass, looking north



Front of building









Rear elevation






and rear ongoing "external works" (via mesh viewing position)



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Old November 1st, 2011, 07:04 PM   #24
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Baltic Business Quarter, Gateshead - Open University

Has not been much about this area recently so took camera out 01/11/11 PM and here are a few pictures showing The Open University & associated Baltimore House contract

Picture from Park Rd aka The Felling By-Pass, looking north



Rear Elevation

Baltimore House office block ( To Let!)


Open University Building with relationship to adjoining Design Centre (in progress)


Front Elevation



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Old November 23rd, 2011, 03:19 PM   #25
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Baltic Business Quarter Gateshead - Design Centre - Still work ongoing

Pictures taken 23/11/11 AM with scaffold still on rear elevation (but less than previously pictured) and Tolent's site fencing still there





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Old December 5th, 2011, 03:14 PM   #26
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Baltic Business Quarter Gateshead - Design Centre at 05/12/11

Progress photos taken 05/12/11 approx 1030

Signage up so unless very late change will be called ENCORE

Rear elevation



East gable end





Rear external works





Front evation - glazing being craned in










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Old January 3rd, 2012, 11:53 AM   #27
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Baltic Business Quarter Gateshead - Northern Design Centre - Still work ongoing 02/01/12

Progress photographs taken by myself 02/01/11 approx 1145 ( hosted on Photobucket)

North elevation





South elevation









Waiting for final completion of "Feature windows" to see full effect

Did anyone on recent "Visit" get any internal pictures?

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Old January 18th, 2012, 11:19 AM   #28
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The Northern Design Centre signs up its first tenant
by Karen Dent, The Journal, January 18th 2012


Photo, courtesy of Ken O'Heed, earlier in this thread.

THE Northern Design Centre, which opens for business next month, has signed up its first tenant and expects many more young firms ripe for growth who will carry on the region's heritage of innovation. Karen Dent reports.

THE £9.9m Northern Design Centre will see its first business move in next month and prepare for two-day Design Means Business conference which will bring design professionals in from around the UK to Gateshead to see the landmark new building.

It aims to become a regional hub for developing creative businesses which will see around 150 workers based in the four storey building in the Baltic Business Centre when its full complement of tenants move in.

The first to sign on the dotted line is AYO Media, a web design and developer which started life in Gateshead in 2008. It has signed a three-year deal to take 2,100sq ft of space in the centre.


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Old January 18th, 2012, 03:39 PM   #29
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Baltic Business Quarter, Gateshead as at 17/01/12

Was out and about yesterday 17/01/12 on a cold frosty day turning milder by the minute, to both north and south sides of the River Tyne (generally east of the Millennium Bridge) and took the following photographs ( hosted on Photobucket)

Northern Business Centre from Newcasle side of river approx 1200



Design Centre & Open University building from north side of river



Baltic Square Offices

South elevation (rear)


East elevation


North elevation ( entrance)


As noted on Jury's Inn and assocated posting of 17/01/12 signboard states "30% Let" - not good for other office type developments in area

South elevation of Northern Design Centre

(apology double inclusion)





Works still not complete but did notice that some of contractor's cabins to rear were being removed - so must be getting near

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Old February 2nd, 2012, 11:09 AM   #30
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Northern Design Centre, Gateshead - pictures etc from GMBC website

See appended link

http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/Business...e/Gallery.aspx

to see pictures ( inside & exterior of construction this project)

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Old February 15th, 2012, 03:30 PM   #31
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Baltic Business Quarter Gateshead - Northern Design Centre - work to "Feature Windows" ongoing 15/02/12

At long last work is being carried out to glaze the feature windows on the south elevation of this nearly completed building

These are photographs taken by myself 15/02/12 approx 1145 ( hosted on Photobucket)









Thought those plywood panels were never going to be replaced.

Also ongoing work to pavings etc - so "nearly finished" by the look of it

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Old February 18th, 2012, 11:58 AM   #32
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Nice shots ken.this area is coming along after a slow period.the design centre is a decent building for this location.the big challenge is to up the ante for gq2 site and have something worthy of the key location.the square conference centre in brussels is a renovation but internally i would hope something of that level of quality rather than the MEN or ICC.
Ps i would assume you are kenr off the heed forums?howay the heed!
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Old February 18th, 2012, 01:51 PM   #33
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Nice shots ken.this area is coming along after a slow period.the design centre is a decent building for this location.the big challenge is to up the ante for gq2 site and have something worthy of the key location.the square conference centre in brussels is a renovation but internally i would hope something of that level of quality rather than the MEN or ICC.
Ps i would assume you are kenr off the heed forums?howay the heed!

Not that Ken - but do watch the Heed play - was one of the approx 350 there last Tuesday

So when it comes to the new ground ( on other thread, let us hope the gate increases to match the owner, Mr Wood's investment over the last few years)

Also nice to see someone else fighting the Gateshead cause

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Old March 27th, 2012, 04:22 PM   #34
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We just moved into the Northern Design Centre and we love it!
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Old March 27th, 2012, 05:42 PM   #35
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We just moved into the Northern Design Centre and we love it!
Welcome to the Forum

I have photographed the outside

You are now inside it - how about some photographs ?

See elsewhere regarding " How to attach photographs to your posting"



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Old June 10th, 2012, 07:15 PM   #36
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Baltic Business Quarter Gateshead - Northern Design Centre - formal pictures completed building

Just realised never any photographs without some of the site hoardings being viewed so here are some photographs taken by myself 10/06/12 approx 1445 - 1500 ( hosted on Photobucket) of the completed building

































Now to see what happens regarding planning application for illuminated sign to roof area, received by council planners 14/05/12 and still noted as "Pending" - http://public.gateshead.gov.uk/onlin...=M3PEQAHK09O00

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Old July 5th, 2012, 10:40 AM   #37
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Some important information relevant to Baltic Business Quarter, posted today on the "Regional Funding" thread . . .

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=450
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Is this project ongoing or is it completed?
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Is this project ongoing or is it completed?

Does anyone know how much of the below is now completed?

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On that map only 1, 2 and 4 are complete.
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