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Levelled: The site where the Biscuit Factory used to stand on Stoddart Street (above) and an image from the heyday of the popular arts complex (right).

The Biscuit Factory was Britain’s biggest commercial gallery comprising 35,000 square feet with two floors of exhibition space and two floors of artists’ studios. They sold paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewellery and glass by artists from all over the world. The Biscuit Factory was a fun, relaxed place to buy original contemporary art in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne and it is just the latest business in the region to fall victim of the credit crunch.

Biscuit Factory Demolished