The Beacon

  • Sector
  • Services

Located in the West End of Newcastle, The Beacon is one of the most eco-friendly buildings in the North East of England. They deliver high quality commercial office space for newly formed and micro start-up businesses, which is affordable, flexible and sustainable.

This is also a convenient space for several artisan workshops and offers a convivial bistro-type environment to meet, eat, network and do business.

The Challenge

This new build, which is operated by Centre West and Groundworks South Tyneside & Newcastle, required a purpose-built and robust IT and Communications infrastructure across their training rooms, offices and function suites to meet the existing and future needs of tenants – whilst also supporting future superfast broadband services.

The system throughout the whole building needed to be reliable, with easy to access connectivity, on a budget that suited the pockets of a charity-run business.

The Solution

Advantex secured the project because of their experience in designing and delivering solutions to the charity sector. They harnessed in-house expertise and skills to meet The Beacon’s brief for a flexible and cost effective network infrastructure.

Mitel 3300 Mxe system and phone technology was specified for the project alongside a fully integrated Audio Visual package, that would support three large projection systems for conference and auditorium facilities. Advantex designed and installed all of the necessary data, IT and telecoms cabling and infrastructure whilst also providing training and after sales support on completion.

The Results

A high performance IT infrastructure lies at the heart of Tyneside wide initiatives that will inspire a new generation of entrepreneurial North East talent.

This in turn is releasing huge potential for businesses at the The Beacon, helping dozens of people to unlock their potential, reach out to new markets and realise their expansion plans through the provision of safe and secure, super-fast internet.


"The IT and communications solution by Advantex will meet the needs of our customers.

It will also deliver long term financial benefits and the flexibility for future infrastructure and technology upgrades."

Bruce Trotter
Partnership Director