What is Broadacre House?

Broadacre House is the home for charities, social action and creativity in the heart of Newcastle. It is a unique space blending working for positive social change with a creative thread and a collaborative way of working. Broadacre House is a meanwhile (temporary) project, turning an empty office block into a thriving community space.

We offer affordable office, meeting, event and exhibition spaces for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises but we’re not just another office block. We especially want to support those organisations working to tackle poverty and inequality and working with those most affected by funding cuts. Our office space costs £8.00 per square foot (plus VAT) and you can read our information pack. We're thrilled to welcome 18 tenants into the building already!

Meanwhile use is about making as much use of a space when it is empty and waiting for something to happen to it. Broadacre House is in the East Pilgrim Street Development Zone and will be demolished in the longer term. We have signed a five-year lease (to end August 2019) and will make good use of the space until then.

The project is run by Northern Creative Solutions, a new charity that makes creative use of empty space and brings the voluntary and art sectors together to do great things.

We have seven meeting and event spaces ranging from 4 people to 100 plus people, mainly on the ground floor, and cost from £5 per hour to £15 per hour (plus VAT). Click here for more information about our affordable meeting, activity and event spaces available.

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What is Northern Creative Solutions?

Northern Creative Solutions (NCS) is a new charity, registered in October 2014. Our mission is to make creative use of empty space and bring the voluntary and arts sectors together to do brilliant things in the north east.

You can find out more about the charity on our website.

Our tenants

We’ve welcomed 18 charities, voluntary and community groups and social enterprises into Broadacre House since we started, with most of them moving in since January 2015. If you’d like to join them, book a tour now and have a look at our information pack. Our tenants are

ACORN Newcastle

Foundation Futures

The Friendly Development Charity

Healthwatch Newcastle

Helix Arts

Keyring

Little Big Butterfly

Mental Health Matters

Mindful Therapies

Newcastle Buddhist Centre

Northern Creative Solutions

OpportUNITY

Parenting North East

Room for You

Sharing Learning Doing

Them Wifies

Volunteer Centre Newcastle

Contact us

Broadacre House
Market Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6HQ

Phone 0191 222 0146

To book a room contact:
the Broadacre House hosts by phone 0191 222 0146 or email us

Rooms

3 small meeting rooms

  • Cost: £6 inc VAT per hour
  • Capacity: 6-12 people
  • Use: workshops, meetings, 1:1s
  • Photo above: room 0.12

1 extra large meeting room

  • Cost: £18 inc VAT per hour
  • Capacity: up to 70 people
  • Use: meetings, training, AGMs
  • Photo above: room 0.7

2 large meeting rooms

  • Cost: £12 inc VAT per hour
  • Capacity: 30-50 people
  • Use: lectures, workshops, training, rehearsals
  • Features: room dividers in both large meeting rooms
  • Photo above: room 0.2

2 activity rooms

  • Cost: small £6 in VAT per hour and large £12 inc VAT per hour
  • Capacity: 12-40 people
  • Use: workshops, performances, rehearsals
  • Features: black dance mats covering one half of room 0.11
  • Photo above: room 0.11 (large room)