The Turbine Hall

Industry will take place in the incredible Turbine Hall, which used to power the Newcastle’s tram system. Originally housing the turbines that provided electricity for the city trams, it is one of the largest halls of its kind in Newcastle and Gateshead. The whole hall will be ours for the day where we’ll listen to the talks, relax, discuss and enjoy refreshments and a packed lunch will be provided.

The Turbine Hall is situated on Melbourne Street, with direct street-level access, making it ideal for those with limited mobility.

The Turbine Hall is next door to Manors Car Park and round the corner from numerous hotels. It is a 5 minute walk from Newcastle Central Train Station and 20minutes taxi ride from Newcastle International Airport.


The CastleGate is situated in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, just off the central motorway on Melbourne Street. There is ample parking in the adjacent NCP and Quayside car parks. Central Station is 10 minutes walk away and Manors Metro station is less than 5 minutes walk. The building is also within walking distance of Northumberland Street and Newcastle Quayside.

If you’re coming from further afield, Newcastle International Airport serves many worldwide destinations, and is a 20minute taxi ride away.

The CastleGate
Melbourne Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2JQ
Tel: +44 (0)191 233 2288
Fax: +44 (0)191 233 0499

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The Workshop

Our workshops will be taking place within the CastleGate. On the day, we’ll be there to welcome you and provide refreshments throughout the day.

Recommended hotels

If time allows, it’s worth staying for a couple of nights to make sure you can meet everyone and give time to relax. Remember to allow for the workshops on the 23rd (if you’re attending them), pre-party and the after-party on the 24th.

Jury’s Inn Newcastle and Jury’s Inn NewcastleGateshead Quays

Rate: £85.00 including Breakfast p.p.p.n

Rooms must be booked by telephone and quote code: INDU230412. You *must* state which property you require to stay in when making the reservation.

Website: jurysinn.com Telephone: 0044 191 401 6800 / 0870 410 0800 (Try this number first)

Premier Inn Newcastle Quayside

Rate: From £71 p.p.p.n Address: The Quayside, Lombard Street, Tyne & Wear NE1 3AE

Website: premierinn.com Telephone: 0871 527 8804

Sleeperz Newcastle

Rate: From £53 Address: 15 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE

Website: Sleeperz Newcastle Telephone: 0191 261 6171

Travelodge Newcastle Central Hotel

Rate: From £42 Address: Forster Street, Quayside, Newcastle, NE1 2NH

Website: Newcastle Central Telephone: 0871 984 6164