Byker - Bolam Coyne



Fifteen 2 and 3 bed family homes

Scheme details

Bolam Coyne was originally built by Ralph Erskine within the Byker Estate in the 1970’s.  The mixture of 1 to 4 bed properties within Bolam Coyne made it difficult to sustain due to the varying needs of the people living within the building.  This led to void properties and anti-social behaviour.  A decision was made by Newcastle City Council to decant the properties in 2000.  The building remained empty for 10 years and was targeted with vandalism and anti-social behaviour.  YHN is working with Wates Living Space, English Heritage and Mike Drage (one of the original architects on the Byker estate) to refurbish Bolam Coyne.  This will turn the original seventeen properties into fifteen 2 and 3 bed family homes built to a modern day sustainable standard.


Wates Living Space



Bolam Coyne