Interior design Newcastle: how Collaborative Design brings your project to life

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Looking for creative, professional interior design in Newcastle? Collaborative Design has produced some of the region’s most memorable venues. Find out more about our approach and how we work with you to bring your ideas to life. 

Who are we? 

Collaborative Design is an established specialist in Interior Design Newcastle. With three decades of experience, an exciting portfolio of some of the North East’s much-loved venues and a team of talented experts working behind the scenes, there’s a reason Collaborative Design is one of the most trusted Interior Design Newcastle companies. 

Sepcialising in the leisure and hospitality sector, Collaborative Design has designed the interiors of the North East’s most distinctive bars, restaurants and venues. 

Highlights from our extensive portfolio include Gosforth’s Barluga, an impressive bar and restaurant located within the walls of a converted church; Intermezzo, a sleek and stylish bar with art deco influences; and Tup Tup Palace, one of the North East’s most popular late night haunts. Collaborative Design was involved from the offset, designing the original concept and working with the venue over the following years to update the venue as tastes and trends have changed. 

Barluga, Gosforth

Our approach

Our work with Tup Tup Palace encapsulates how we work with our clients. 

Unlike many design firms that seduce new clients with a dynamic and experienced managing director before handing you down to a junior colleague, we take a more personal approach. You will work with CD founder Chris Sutton from the beginning through to completion. 

One of the most important parts of our process is the initial consultations. We take time to assess the project with you free of charge, drawing on our expertise to appraise possible sites, advise on infrastructure and assess the potential profitability of the location. 

Aside from our highly creative design concepts, shop fitting drawings and artist impressions, Collaborative Design’s architectural team also has the know-how to navigate the complexities of planning, licensing, environmental health and other architectural factors that need to be considered for a new site. 

As an interior design Newcastle business, our work is rooted in the North East and our local expertise unmatched. During this time, we’ve built strong relationships with the best contractors, suppliers, consultants and licensing and planning departments. 

Meet the founder

Leading our team of talented interior designers is Chris Sutton. Over the last three decades,he has worked for the likes of BBC, Apartment Group, Euro Hostels and award-winning interior design firm GMP. 

In Newcastle, Chris rose to the ranks of Associate Director at Blueprint Interior Design, the largest hospitality design firm at the time. With a wealth of experience across bars, nightclubs, pubs and restaurants, Chris set out on his own to build Collaborative Design. Now one of the most trusted Interior design Newcastle firms, Collaborative Design is always seeking new and exciting projects to bring to life. 

Have a project? Get in touch today for a free consultation with CD founder Chris at

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