DPP’s Newcastle office is pleased to announce that plans for the £250million ‘Quayside West’ urban village on the edge of Newcastle’s city centre, has now been submitted on behalf of their client, Newby.
The plans seek to transform a long derelict and prominent brownfield site into a vibrant and sustainable urban community, acting as a catalyst for further regeneration in the area. The team has been working on the scheme for over a year, involving a large consultant team and extensive partnership working on over 5,000 pages of documentation, to provide a site Masterplan and EIA. They are now in the midst of negotiations and discussions with the LPA and consultees and a decision is hoped for early next year.
Speaking about the scheme, Nick Moody, Founding Partner at Newby, said:
We have been very impressed with the knowledge, work ethic and commitment DPP has brought to our scheme for Quayside West. Their professionalism and project-management of multiple disciplines throughout this complex and demanding project has been exemplary.
Our development team has worked hard to devise proposals which will make Quayside West an attractive place to live, work and visit. The site is well-located and our design will ensure that it connects to the city centre, the River Tyne and wider area. As a result, Quayside West could act as the catalyst for the Council’s exciting plans to redevelop the Forth Yards area.
We are delighted with the response we have had from the community since we announced the proposals in June. Our public exhibition event was well attended and the public consultation feedback has been really positive. It is clear that people want to see this derelict site brought back into use.
An outline planning application has now been submitted to Newcastle City Council and we look forward to continuing our dialogue with the local authority.
Image credit: FaulknerBrown Architects