Beep Bicycle Bells
Artist designed & hand painted bicycle bells
Property Donor: The GPT Group & Urban Growth
Launched: February 2013
Closed: 1st April 2015
about Beep Bicycle Bells
Who are you and what do you do?
Beep Bicycle Bells was created because we love all things about cycling. The environmental benefits, the health benefits, the fashion, and most importantly the absolute freedom felt while riding your cherished bike!
Beep Bicycle Bells offers creative, modern hand-painted and retro coloured quality bicycle bells. We sell our bells to individuals through bricks and mortar retail shops, markets, and online stores. We have 5 ranges which include: • original solid retro coloured bells, • duo retro coloured bells, • original hand-painted mini masterpieces, • corporate/charity promotional bells, and • bespoke hand-painted wedding bells.
We combine good quality all steel bicycle bells, durable100% eco-friendly paints with modern design and style.
Beep Bicycle Bells trains and employs individuals with language barriers that would otherwise find it difficult to gain meaningful employment.
What are you doing in your new space?
In our studio, we design and hand-paint bicycle bells. The finished product is cured and baked (off site) to ensure the bell is both durable and weather resistant. Then when they are ready to go, we test each bell’s cheerful ring and package them up in our durable but stylish containers.
What inspired you to get involved with Renew Newcastle?
Having a background in sustainable urban design, I am always drawn to what is happening to revitalise Newcastle’s city centre. Newcastle is a city in transition and Renew Newcastle is integral to the changes we see daily. It is exciting to be a part of Newcastle’s transition into a vibrant and engaging urban centre.
Tell us about the space.
Our two rooms in “The Clinic” were previously used as optometrist rooms. We even have an old original eye test chart! The Clinic is a maze of small alcoves, hallways and interconnecting room which are now filled with the creative works of talented illustrators, an active television production company and our busy bicycle bell studio.
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