Tyne and Wear HER(12744): Newcastle, Forth Street, Central Square - Details
Newcastle, Forth Street, Central Square
Postal System Structure
Former Royal Mail Sorting Office, Neo-Georgian red brick of 1935. Transformed 1998-2000 into Central Square by Carey Jones who added a storey and created an impressive atrium. The south block is new build of 2000-1. In a paved area next to Forth Street is a bronze figure of Vulcan (HER 10984). Between the blocks is a sculpture called Reaching for the Stars (HER 10985). Both pieces were erected in 2002 and were commissioned by Parabola Estates.
Grace McCombie, 2009, Newcastle and Gateshead - Pevsner Architectural Guide, page 112