Newcastle Central Station is the mainline station of the city of Newcastle and is a principal stop on the East Coast Main Line. It first opened in 1850 and is a Grade I listed building. The railway station is connected to the adjacent underground Metro Station and has an overall passenger usage of near 13 million, including both mainline and metro lines.
Among the projects beginning are: the A1 Lobley Hill widening scheme, Sunderland Strategic Junctions Improvement Scheme, Ovingham Bridge refurbishment and the Morpeth Surface Water and Port Clarence and Greatham South flood alleviation schemes
It's a big month for one of our most celebrated architecture firms, with twin exhibitions in a region it has helped to shape. David Whetstone looks at the story of Ryder and meets senior partner Peter Buchan