Our Community

The community of studio holders is made of a wide mix of makers and creative microbusinesses.  Approximately 25% of all studio holders are artists and makers with the rest of the studio spaces occupied by designers, architects, film makers, and photographers.

Studio holders regularly get together to collaborate on projects and to run informal social events, as well as more structured events such as Ladies, Wine & Design; a monthly gathering that connects creative women in the North-East of England. The top floor gallery, Newcastle Contemporary Art, was formed by studio holders with a shared ambition to run an independent programming collective in the city.

Studio Holders

High Bridge Works is home to a diverse community of creative practitioners. With thirty-six studios, comprising visual artists, illustrators, graphic designers, arts consultants, architectural firms and branding agencies. To search our directory, click below.


Modern Heritage

High Bridge is a narrow-cobbled hideaway located just off the Georgian grandeur of Grey Street. Our 1903 building was designed by acclaimed Newcastle based architects Cackett and Burns. The building was transformed through a structural refurbishment in 2011 by Austrian architects Jabornegg & Pálffy. The duo have designed bespoke gallery spaces across Europe and this is the only example of their practice in the UK.

A Street of Independents

Technically not a street, High Bridge is so named because it is precisely that: a bridge. It spanned the Lort Burn stream prior to the construction of Grey Street and Dean Street in late 18th Century when the stream was built over. But the bridge and stream still exist underground today.

We’re proud to work and live alongside lively and friendly independent neighbours, including coffee brewers, tattooists, barbers, fashion retailers, gin bars, real pubs… and the finest little independent record store in Newcastle.


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