Northern Gas Board Offices

Ryder Architecture, Newcastle, 1966


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View from the north east with artificial lake in the foreground 

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  • View from the north east with artificial lake in the foreground    
  • View of coutyard from south    
  • The courtyard seen from the west corner showing open quality of ground floor    
  • View showing consistant signage style used    
  • South west elevation    
  • Night view of the offices    
  • Pools on either side of the entrance    
  • View from the main entance lobby    
  • Staircase on ground floor    
  • Office on the second floor    
  • Detail of removable partitioning in the office space    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    

Office building to accommodate all the central activities of the Northern Gas Board (now British Gas) in parkland next to an artificial lake

Accounting, engineering, legal and administrative departments, which were previously scattered throughout Newcastle, were brought together in one building.

The building stands in parkland to the south of an artificial lake, which forms the centre of the new township of Killingworth, an extension of the main urban area of Newcastle.

The building is planned on two main levels, leaving most of the ground floor temporarily open, with 1000m2 available for use in the future without disturbing the remainder.

The steel frame construction consists of two-storey single bay secondary frames carried on bridge beams of 6.5m span, themselves carried on three-storey main frames. The two upper floors are clad with anodized aluminium curtain walling with infill panels of vitreous enameled steel sheet.

The building is now Grade II listed, and occupied by the Planning Department of North Tyneside Council.


  • Completed: 1966
  • Sector: Office
  • Address: NorGas House, Killingworth, Newcastle, NE12 6EH, United Kingdom

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