Law Courts, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

Napper Collerton
Date Built
completed 1990
Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
The Newcastle Law Courts building was designed by the local architectural practice of Napper Collerton.  Construction began in 1984 and the building was completed in 1990.  It occupies a position on the Quayside in Newcastle and was one of the first new develoments in a process designed to rejuvinate a run-down and redundant dock area beside the River Tyne.

The sandstone clad Post Modern building provides the area with 10 crown courts and three county courts.  The "20th Century Architecture in Newcastle upon Tyne" website
says that, "The building itself is made up of a steel frame, surrounded by red sandstone deliberately chosen in order to contrast with buildings within its vicinity." ... "The entrance to the building is gained through a generous set of stairs on one side and a ramp on the other." ... "Walking into the building the oak panneled interior is its most notable theme."