Work has commenced on the delivery of the vacant former Brett Oils Site in Gateshead. On behalf of The High Street Group DPP gained unanimous approval at Gateshead Council’s Planning Committee in December 2019, within the 16-week determination period, for the iconic waterfront development on the site of the vacant former Brett Oils Site.
The site forms a prominent piece of the Gateshead Quayside at Pipewellgate and the approved scheme will redevelop the derelict site to transform this part of the Gateshead Quayside, supporting the ongoing regeneration and transformation of the skyline along the River Tyne and establishing a vibrant new place to live and work. Once complete, Brett Wharf, as it will be known, will deliver 269 residential apartments for private rent, with ground floor office and commercial areas as well as parking and new public realm. The proposals will also open up the currently inaccessible riverside to provide stunning views across the river and the city’s landmark bridges.
Speaking about the project progressing, Senior Planner Nicola Crowley said:
“We are delighted to see this site progress given the number of constraints it faced when we were first appointed, including flood risk, contamination and heritage. From an early stage and throughout the design development, we worked closely with the design team, leading discussions with Gateshead Council and statutory consultees including Historic England and the Environment Agency in order to develop an acceptable scheme. The fact that we were able to achieve this within the statutory determination period is something we are really proud of and we are looking forward to witnessing the creation of a new landmark”.