We are pleased to announce that North East radio giant, Metro Radio, will be basing its new studios within our Grade II listed Gainsborough House on Grey Street in the heart of Newcastle.
Metro Radio, established in 1974, is owned and operated by Bauer Radio as part of the Hits Radio network. The project will see the new state-of-the-art studios host the likes of Steve and Karen’s acclaimed weekday Breakfast Show direct from Newcastle’s most famous street.
From left: Ian Baggett, CEO of Adderstone Group; Steve Furnell, Metro Radio Breakfast Show presenter; Dom Munnelly, station director at Gainsborough House on Grey Street.
Adderstone Group acquired Gainsborough House in July 2018 and, following a comprehensive refurbishment, the 27,000 sq. ft building is now fully occupied with tenants including leading development consultancy Pegasus Group, artisan pizza restaurant Pizza Punks, engineering services company Penspen, workforce solutions specialists Manpower and global technology company Condeco.
Metro Radio Station Director, Dom Munnelly, said: “We’re so pleased to be moving the station to one of the most iconic streets in the UK. We pride ourselves on reflecting North East life in our output, so to be based in the heart of Newcastle city centre on such a vibrant street is a huge positive for us. Our fit-out plans include two new broadcast studios and a really contemporary, flexible office space designed to reflect the creative focus within our business.”
Ian Baggett, CEO Founder of Adderstone Group said: “Like everyone else in the North East, I grew up listening to Metro Radio. Who knows, maybe the life lessons from Alan Robson contributed in some way to what I hope will be a long-term partnership between Adderstone Group and one of the North East’s most legendary brands.”