Community Buildings

Community Buildings

There are community centres spread across Newcastle. If you live within the city boundaries there will almost certainly be a community centre near you.

These centres are generally voluntarily managed by local people who form a Community Association and provide a variety of low cost activities ranging from children's activities to Yoga for local people.

If you're new to the area, joining a Centre can be a good way to make friends and the community centres are usually keen to enrol new members. If you have time on your hands, you may wish to become a volunteer and help manage the building. You can do as little or as much as you want. 

If you want to hire space in a community centre for activities or events you should contact the centre you are interested in directly. The community centres handle their own bookings and will be able to discuss availability and cost with you.

Below is a brief profile of some of the larger community buildings in Newcastle:

  • Blakelaw Centre
  • Denton Burn Community Association
  • Fawdon Community Centre
  • Heaton Community Centre
  • Lemington Centre
  • Cowgate Neighbourhood Centre
  • Pottery Bank Community Centre (Formerly Thomas Gaughan C.C.)
  • West Denton Community Centre
  • West End Women and Girls 

Blakelaw Centre

Binswood Avenue
 Newcastle upon Tyne
 NE5 3PN

Centre contact: Glenn Pendleton

Phone: 0191 277 4188

Accessibility information about Blakelaw Neighbourhood Centre from DisabledGo

Blakelaw Neighbourhood Centre was officially opened in late 2004. The Centre is now operated by Newcastle Community Assets Trust (NCAT) who have taken over the building as an asset transfer from the Council. There are a variety of services operating from the Centre including a Library, Post Office, Community Cafe, and nursery.

Denton Burn Community Association

Slatyford Lane
 Newcastle upon Tyne
 NE5 2UQ

Phone: 0191 274 1232

Accessibility information about Denton Burn Community Association from DisabledGo

Fawdon Community Centre

Fawdon Park Road
 Newcastle upon Tyne
 NE3 2PJ

Phone: 0191 285 2724

Accessibility information about Fawdon Community Centre from DisabledGo

Fawdon Community Centre is based in the North West of Newcastle and is easily accessible by bus or Metro within a 2 minute radius. The Community Centre is a modern well-equipped building and is designed to allow free access to people with disabilities.  It is the only Neighbourhood Centre with external sporting facilities and is a very clean, warm and welcoming environment for all users.

Interim management arrangements are in place to keep the building open and NCAT are working with the City Council toward taking on an asset transfer which will secure the future of the building.

Heaton Community Centre

Trewhitt Road
 Newcastle upon Tyne
 NE6 5DY

Centre contact: Chris Gosling

Phone: 0191 276 6712

Accessibility information about Heaton Community Centre from DisabledGo

This facility and organisation is long established in the East of the City.  The Heaton Complex (of which the Community Centre is a large part) also provides a home for the city's Play and Youth Service Area Team, the Adult Basic Education and English for Speakers of other Languages Services.  A block on the site has recently been refurbished and  provides office and meeting space for up to 5 Community/Voluntary groups. The Centre runs a full programme of Community activities to meet the needs of all age ranges.

Lemington Centre

 Newcastle upon Tyne
 NE15 8DE

Centre contact: Liz Beck

Phone: 0191 264 1959

Accessibility information about the Lemington Centre from DisabledGo

The Lemington Centre is a Healthy Living Centre which opened in 2005. The building has an active management committee and provides a variety of services and activities.

Visit the Lemington Centre website.

Cowgate Neighbourhood Centre (formerly Montagu School)

Houghton Avenue
 Newcastle upon Tyne
 NE5 3HY

Centre contact: Glenn Pendleton

Phone: 0191 277 1775

The Cowgate Centre completed an asset transfer to the Newcastle Community Assets Trust (NCAT) in May 2018.

There are other users in the building, in particular, Sure Start and a Council nursery.

Pottery Bank Community Centre (Formerly Thomas Gaughan Community Centre)

In addition to providing a range of services and activities to local people Pottery Bank have two rooms that can be hired by businesses or local residents for meetings and other activities. Hire charges are affordable and depend on your needs. Click here for further information

We offer office space to rent, either furnished with desks and chairs or unfurnished, with flexible contract terms to suit all companies.  We have Wi-Fi, free parking, an onsite café to suit all refreshment requirements and we are close to transport links. Click here for further information.  A leaflet about the office space available can be viewed here.

Yelverton Close
 Pottery Bank
 Newcastle upon Tyne
 NE6 3SW

Phone: 0191 224 2349


Accessibility information about Thomas Gaughan Community Centre from DisabledGo

Pottery Bank is regarded as the forerunner of the Neighbourhood Centre and is a building which was converted from use as a Social Services Day Care Centre. Easily accessible by a number of bus links, the Centre offers a wide variety of activities such as Community Catering, Girls and Boys groups, and an Outreach library. Further detailed information can be found on the Centre's website:

West Denton Community Centre

Hillhead Road
 West Denton
 Newcastle upon Tyne
 NE5 1DN

 Phone: 0191 267 4242

West Denton Community Centre is a long established facility which opened in 2004. The centre comprises a range of meeting and conference facilities and a variety of rooms and halls for hire as well as an 8 rink, international standard, indoor bowling green. A variety of leisure activities run at the centre including an art club, dance classes, slimming and fitness sessions, music groups and more. The Centre is close to local bus routes and just off the A69 / A1, and has up to 125 vehicle parking spaces.

For more information visit

West End Women and Girls

Stephenson Building
 Elswick Road
 Newcastle upon Tyne
 NE4 6SQ

Phone: 0191 273 4942

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