A forward thinking office space that leaves a positive, sustainable legacy

Hybrid working never looked so good at One Strawberry Lane in Newcastle. Overbury delivered the unique project and left a lasting social value legacy on the surrounding area.

Project partners

  • DLA Design
  • Ward Robinson
  • Hydrock
  • Turner & Townsend
  • Cushman & Wakefield
£6.4 million generated in social value across six-month delivery period.

Social value bank

Home Group have consolidated from two offices into a brand-new space at One Strawberry Lane, Newcastle. The new space provides a home to 700 of Home Group’s 3,200 staff, using a hybrid working model. Overbury worked closely with the client’s professional consultant team to realise Home Group’s ambition for a vibrant community asset in the heart of Newcastle’s City Centre.

To create real flexibility the design has carved out routes between hubs of core infrastructure, dividing the floorplate into flexible zones that can be programmed for different work settings. These zones can be enclosed for focused work, opened up with different furniture for cluster gatherings, or combined for larger social events. This approach has been specifically designed to support neurodiverse backgrounds and different access needs.

The office also provides facilities for charities in the North-East to start up and grow, creating a connected, sustainable community hub with easy access for Home Group’s service users. Home Group’s CSR objectives during the build were met by Overbury in relation to supporting their chosen charities, engaging with local schools and helping to raise awareness of mental health support in the region.

Read more