First two firms on board at emerging Newcastle incubator space helping digital firms to grow

NBS, the construction information and knowledge management service provider, has announced that the first tenants have moved into its newly developed business incubator space in Newcastle.

Based at the Old Post Office on St Nicholas Street, Newcastle city centre, the space was created as part of NBS’s commitment to supporting the local community and targeted at digital and technology companies looking to grow.

Stephenson Halliday, which provides Planning, Landscape and Visualisation Services to the development industry, and Realty Media, which specialises in providing digital assets for property marketing, are the first two firms to link up with the space.

Stephenson Halliday has a strong team of planners and landscape architects currently based in Kendal, Glasgow and Ireland. The business works with clients to secure planning consent for development projects ranging in scale from small scale local proposals, to regional and national property and infrastructure projects.

Commenting on the move to the Old Post Office, Stephenson Halliday’s Planning Director, Mary Campbell, said: “This is a very exciting move for Stephenson Halliday and builds on the growing demand for our services.

“We have recruited new staff to undertake work already secured in the North East region and the quality of the space at the Old Post Office has, I have no doubt, helped us to attract the very best.”

Realty Media, the second tenant to choose the Old Post Office, provides 3D modelling of the built environment to owners and operators of real estate. The company also creates fully immersive 3D Virtual Tours for Virtual Reality, using Matterport technology – the world’s leading virtual tour platform.

Owner, Jason Van Hee said: “The magnificent Old Post Office is a fitting environment for a start-up specialising in the communication of real estate.

“Post offices were the pioneers of business communication so where better to locate than within an innovative hub alongside other built environment businesses!”

The Old Post Office recently underwent a £5.8m re-development which included the new office units for businesses looking to start up or grow in the digital and tech sectors.

Chief Executive at NBS, Richard Waterhouse said: “I am delighted to welcome our first two tenants to The Old Post Office. Our colleagues at NBS love working here and we are very pleased that we have been able to help other tech and digital businesses to start up and grow.

“We were a start-up business ourselves once and I know how important the right kind of accommodation is for new and expanding businesses.”

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