The Ouseburn Valley, located just 20 minutes walk from Newcastle’s central railway station is evolving into a cosmopolitan and creative community which combines inspirational social enterprises such as Ouseburn Farm, Stepney Bank Stables, Seven Stories and Northern Print Studio with a growing number of creative businesses, artists’ studios and outstanding music venues and bars. Originally a cradle of the industrial revolution and now destination of choice for Newcastle’s creative and cultural sector.

A true Urban Village that many other cities can only dream of, it has a farm, stables, galleries, music venues, rehearsal rooms and recording studios, artist studios and print studios, and, as research suggests, some of the best pubs in the north of England; The Tyne Bar, The Free Trade Inn, The Cluny, The Ship Inn, The Cumberland Arms and The Tanners. For more information visit the Ouseburn Trust website.

This hidden jewel of a valley tucked away so close to the Quayside has flourished through the grassroots efforts of individual creative businesses and entrepreneurs. With support from Newcastle City Council, more investment in its success is on the way. Toffee Factory is one example of this and we’re determined to build upon and complement the community that’s based here.

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what our clients say:

'We love working with the Toffee Factory and their excellent team. The space is brilliantly designed by Xsite Architecture to nurture creativity and features furniture and prints by a number of Northern designers we work with on the Northern Design Festival. We have done pop up design events at the Toffee Factory during Open Studios and are using the space for our partner events with the Crafts Council.'  

Karen Nairstone – Director, Design EventNE