Station East - Gateshead
Located on the south side of the River Tyne in Gateshead at the end of the Tyne and High-Level Bridges, Station East is a quirky space incorporating beautiful natural stonework that had previously been hidden for many years, and brings into use railway arches at the back of the pub. Stonework and steel give a natural, unpretentious industrial feel creating an atmospheric setting and drinks space.
We acquired the pub at auction and completed the sale in January 2015. 22 months and over £350.000 later, the property was structurally sound and ready to pour beer! The refurbishment plan changed from a simple modernisation programme to a major construction project when we discovered the pub was detached from the back wall, which happened to be the embankment of the adjacent railway track that runs above the pub and is owned by Network Rail.
Steelwork had to be incorporated into the design to ensure the front wall and façade was secured and strengthened. The building is now wholly supported by the steelwork and rests against the embankment wall. After all the work, we’re absolutely delighted with the end result. The team are proud to have turned this derelict pub around and created something that will be here to enjoy for future generations.
1 Hill Street
Tyne & Wear