Newcastle Estates Partnerships

NEP demonstrated a commitment to involve and release the creativity of staff when their tenants moved into new office accommodation at Benton Park View, Newcastle, designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and Partners.

Four artists were involved in the project: Effie Burns produced a series of cast glass architectural forms for each office atrium; Jo Coupe took wild flowers from the surrounding site and transformed them into fine bronze casts which refer to Victorian botanical illustrations; glass artist and writer Dominic Fonde asked staff to keep diaries and then etched individual entries onto 24 blown glass vessels; and Diane Welford collected the staff's thought forms and reinvented them as miniature bronze sculptures.


Courtesy of Sally Ann Norman


Jo Coupe


Newcastle Estates Partnership


Inland Revenue Newcastle upon Tyne