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Collaborative Design unveils international growth plans

An interior design firm is creating jobs to fuel global expansion.

Collaborative Design wants to double its 11-strong team amid a drive to secure further UK and overseas work.

The moves comes as sister firm Bilateral Design continues talks on a $60 million African hotel resort project.

To aid its growth, Collaborative Design has launched a new website and undergone a full rebrand, with managing director Chris Sutton keen to build on its successes in the North East, which have included work on Gosforth’s Barluga and Newcastle’s Tup Tup Palace nightclub.

Revealing it hopes to expand into the UK festival market, he said: “With a good budget and amazing space, we were given free rein to create the new incarnation of the Barluga brand, receiving accolades and a nomination at the Northern Design awards.”

“I created the original concept for Tup Tup Palace 15 years ago.

“It has remained the most successful late-night venue in the North East ever since – and I’ve worked on the club, updating and reinventing it, on an almost yearly basis.”