Welcome to two new microbreweries to High Level Parade's Wellington Street arches


Our railway arches in Gateshead’s High Level Parade will welcome two new small businesses into the neighbourhood this April: Axis Beer Company’s micropub and brewery and Microbus Brewery 

Both will move to Gateshead to take advantage of the railway arches’ setting – close to Gateshead Interchange Metro Station and just over the bridge from Newcastle Central Station. It is a great location for passers-by to pop into, near to Quayside and its thriving cultural scene, with the Sage and Baltic Centre just a short walk away.  

For Axis Beer Company’s Co-Founder Alice Hoy, she plans to turn the space, which has been empty since 2020, into a bustling brewpub, serving craft beer and organic wines.  

Alice said, “We are so excited to open and welcome guests into our arch soon. We chose it for the location; it is the first arch you see as you cross over the bridge, so we knew a lot of people would be curious to see a new business move in!” 

She added, “We also loved the style of the arch and the big windows. It came as a total blank canvas – which has allowed us to be creative with the interiors and make it really special.” 

The Arch Company took over ownership of the arches in 2019 and we are eager to continue welcoming businesses into the local community. With Gateshead undergoing a shift in recent years, this row of arches has plenty of potential, with arches still available to let to small businesses.  

Natasha Worthington, Lettings Manager at The Arch Company said, “High Level Parade is an ideal location for a creative business to make its own. We have three arches currently available to lease which all benefit from nearby transport links, cultural attractions and residential housing meaning there’s an established customer community here already. We encourage any local businesses interested in renting a space to get in touch.” 

In addition to this row of arches, there are plans to invest in more arches in Gateshead, Newcastle and the North East. This is a result of our £200million development plan, Project 1000, dedicated to bringing a thousand empty or derelict arches into use by 2030. You can read more about our plans for creating more spaces for businesses in communities across England and Wales here. 

For more information about available arches, please contact Lettings at The Arch Company by visiting The Arch Company website here.