DPP’s Newcastle Office are delighted to announce that they have been appointed by The High Street Group, to provide planning and heritage consultancy services, and to prepare and submit a detailed planning application, for the redevelopment of the former Brett Oils Ltd. site, Gateshead Quays.
The site occupies a prominent, yet sensitive, location within the Tyne Gorge, adjacent to the Grade I Listed high-level bridge and within iconic views of the seven famous bridges spanning the River Tyne. Working alongside award-winning local architects FaulknerBrowns, DPP is currently leading pre-application discussions with the Local Planning Authority and Historic England, to develop a high-quality mixed-use scheme that responds to its historic setting. DPP is coordinating the planning application process and will prepare a Heritage Impact Assessment to accompany the planning application. It is expected that a full planning application, with Environmental Impact Assessment, will be submitted in Summer 2019.
Talking about the scheme, DPP’s Planning and Heritage Consultant, Amanda Brocklehurst said:
It’s a privilege to be working on such an exciting project, which provides a real opportunity to transform a prominent, yet derelict industrial site on Gateshead Quays. We look forward to continuing to work with High Street Group and FaulknerBrowns Architects to develop a high-quality scheme, that positively responds to its historical context, whilst bringing this part of the Quayside back to life.
The appointment builds upon DPP’s continued involvement in some of the North East’s highest-profile planning projects, with a total value of over £450m. These include Quayside West, a £250m urban village on the edge of Newcastle City Centre, and Milburngate, a multi-million-pound mixed-use riverside scheme in historic Durham City.