As its core construction reaches the final 27th-floor of Hadrian’s Tower, Newcastle city centre’s new beacon building, we take a moment to reflect on how the DPP Newcastle team got the plans off the ground back in 2017…
An application was submitted on behalf of Stonegate Developments, for the demolition of a derelict warehouse, and the construction of 162 new apartments on the site, which sits within Newcastle’s Central Conservation Area. The £46m, 82 metre-high scheme required an in-depth Environmental Impact Assesment and extensive pre-application discussions with key stakeholders such as Historic England. Approval was granted in May and work began on site in December 2017.
The team has continued to bring the site forward since then, discharging all pre-commencement conditions and securing amendments. When complete, the tower will not only provide unrivalled views across the city but it will also become a landmark for Newcastle’s City Centre. Owner-operators, The High Street Group, who are also bringing forward plans for Brett Wharf on Gateshead riverside with planning assistance from DPP, have already sold 50% of the available units and plan to open a public Sky Lounge Champagne bar when completed in 2020.
“We are constantly looking to improve our schemes and DPP’s proactive, flexible approach to new ideas is really refreshing. I am delighted to continue our collaborative relationship on these two landmark North East schemes.”
Keith McDougall, Operations Director for High Street Group Residential
“DPP is delighted to continue our excellent working relationship with The High Street Group, in bringing forward this scheme to Newcastle’s city centre. Along with Brett Wharf, these two key projects will deliver around 450, high-quality apartments for Newcastle and Gateshead, redeveloping prominent regeneration sites for the region.”
Faith Folley, Director, DPP Newcastle