Brick Works was developed and delivered by Mushroom Works CIC, a community interest company whose primary role is to support practitioners for the creative industries by providing affordable studio space and related accomodation.

Mushroom Works CIC also manage other spaces for creative people at Mushroom Works

Brick Works is so named due to a gentleman called Joeseph Hannington who owned a Brick Works very close to this building and lived across the road around the turn of the century. Rumour has it, it was with these bricks that Byker Bridge was built.