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Boiler Shop, UK

The Boiler Shop is a new, multidisciplinary arts and music Centre based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. The venue covers contemporary culture from all over the world. Boiler Shop represents a versatile, state of the art venue, and is easily adaptable for multiple uses – from intimate gigs to headline rock concerts and from banquets to seminars.

A unique venue full of character and rugged charm. The Boiler Shop was constructed in the 1820s for the Robert Stephenson & Co. Locomotive Works. Rich in engineering history and architectural interest, it is Grade II* listed.

Michael Grubb Studio was appointed by the Clouston Group to provide a Lighting Strategy for all areas of the building. Working in collaboration with Xcite Architects a lighting scheme was developed to be impactful, respectful and also flexible to ensure it could cater for a wide variety of events.

Concept lighting proposals were then developed for the contractor to develop and install.

The history of the building is celebrated in the refined and respectful renovation the Clouston Group have carried out on the site, creating an exciting and unique new event space in the centre of Newcastle, with two main event spaces – the shop floor and mezzanine – as well as an outdoor area.


Clouston Group

Design Team

Xcite & Michael Grubb Studio


Clouston Group


Newcastle, UK