The Ropeworks development is to provide new homes built on the historical site of the St Lawrence Ropery, a Victorian rope factory.
The Ropery lay in the heart of the Ouseburn Valley, which was once the industrial hub of the city of Newcastle. The development site is located on land to the east of the mouth of Ouseburn. Bounded by Walker Rd and St Lawrence Rd, it is a prominent elevated site on the banks of the Tyne Gorge.
Directly in front is the empty site of the former Spiller’s Tyne Flour Mill, soon to be home to a housing development. The site backs onto a line of Tyneside Flats on Walker Rd, that wrap around the St Lawrence Square public green.