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Tanya Fogarty Design

Property Donor: The GPT Group

The Clinic, 66 King St

UPDATE DEC 2011 Tanya Fogarty Design has graduated from a Renew Newcastle space to a shared office and showroom under a commercial lease with fellow Renewer Tim Neve at 140 Glebe Rd, The Junction. Read the full news item here. Keep in touch at

Tanya Fogarty Design is an interior design consultancy with the ability to provide design concepts in the areas of residential, commercial, retail and health care design.

What inspired you to get involved in Renew Newcastle?

When I first heard about the Renew Newcastle project I was really excited to hear that some life will be injected back into the heart of Newcastle and who better to do it than the creative community. I then realized that my business could possibly fit under the banner of what the Renew team were looking for.

After working out of a home office for the last 4 ½ years it has been my dream to be able to operate from an office within the cbd, and feel like I am contributing to society again, not hidden away at home. I have often considered taking the plunge and leasing a space but was unsure on whether it would be a viable option, this program is giving me the opportunity to test it out without the large financial risks.

What are you doing in your new space?

The space is being used as an interior design studio, a space to store samples, layout design concepts and meet with clients to present proposals.

Tell us about the space 

The TFD space is incorporated within ‘The Clinic’. which was previously an opthamologists clinic, and is now a conglomeration of design based businesses. I have transformed one of the existing consulting rooms into a blank white canvas, to create a crisp space in which to layout concepts. In the future if budget stretches I would like to use the foyer to display some of the latest interior concepts.