A £13m headquarters for the Government Office for the North East has started on site at Citygate in Newcastle upon Tyne. The office building, designed by Ryder will accommodate 400 staff. The project is part of the regeneration of the St James Boulevard area of the city. Contractor is Amec, QS is Currie & Brown, services engineer is Desco, structural engineer is WSP and client is Hanro Group. The completion date is summer 2004.