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PfP igloo secure planning consent for regeneration of iconic listed building in Newcastle

07 February 2022

A derelict building on Tyneside, once at the heart of the industrial revolution, is set for a new lease of life – and will play a part in creating many new jobs for the community.

The Pattern Shop, behind Newcastle Central Station, was once a base for industrial pioneer Robert Stephenson where he built steam locomotives in the 1800s for export across the globe. Founded in 1823, Robert Stephenson and Company was the first company in the world that was created specifically to build railway engines.

After Stephenson moved out of the Pattern Shop, the Grade II Listed building became a builder’s yard before eventually being abandoned in the ‘60s.

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