Flanagan Lawrence's Live Works project is well underway, with completion anticipated by the end of this year.

After sitting vacant for over a century, 55 Quayside is finally being filled in, completing the riverside frontage of this historic part of Newcastle. This will become Live Works, the final piece in Live Theatre’s development of a cultural hub; providing new workspaces, young people’s writing centre, retail opportunity, outdoor performance area and a large courtyard space facing it.

The development includes both new build and listed building renovation works.

Live Works provides us as architects with a remarkable opportunity to create a new public park and outdoor performance space for Live Theatre and a children and young people’s writing centre. The public park is framed by historic Georgian alms houses and Quayside warehouses, while the new office building with its sandstone facade on the Quayside completes a gap in the river frontage which has been empty for a century.
— Jason Flanagan