Hotel proposed on former fire station site in Newcastle

16 October 2020

Plans have been brought forward for a new boutique hotel within former fire station buildings in Newcastle.

Taras Properties will invest in the refurbishment of the Grade II-listed fire station buildings on Pilgrim Street to develop a new 60-bed hotel, along with 3,850 sq ft of restaurant and bar uses located at ground floor level.

The scheme will also involve public realm improvements to Pilgrim Street incorporating planting and new seating areas.

Taras Properties, which owns the site, has worked up the development proposals with Newcastle City Council. A public consultation exhibition for businesses and residents in the surrounding area has commenced this week.

Matt Verlander, planning and development director at Avison Young: "This is an exciting project to bring forward a high-quality hotel and dining offer which isn’t currently provided within Newcastle city centre.

"The development forms part of the wider programme of regeneration on Pilgrim Street extending from the Swan House roundabout up to Northumberland Street. This scheme marks just one phase of the development including the Bank House office building where construction has recently commenced on site.

"We look forward to sharing the proposals with the local community, stakeholders and businesses and listening to their views on the project."

The consultation window will close on 1 November, following which the project team will review the comments received. A planning application for the project is anticipated to be submitted to the council in November.

Avison Young’s Newcastle office is appointed to provide commercial, town planning and project management advice on the scheme, with Ryder Architecture behind the design of the project. Cundall is providing engineering input.

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