Planning permission sought for 250-bed Newcastle hotel in £100m scheme

Planning permission sought for 250-bed Newcastle hotel in £100m scheme

Planning permission for a new 250-bed hotel in Newcastle have been submitted by property developer McAleer & Rushe as part of its plans for a new £100m mixed use scheme in the city.

If given the green light, the development will also feature 30,000 sq ft of restaurant, retail and leisure space on the basement and ground floor, as well as office space on the first four floors.

The development will also include the refurbishment of the Grade II listed, number 67 Clayton Street, which will form the entrance to the proposed office element of the scheme, and a 705-bed student accommodation complex on the Grainger Street side of the development site.

McAleer and Rushe acquired the site in in 2006 and originally secured a similar planning permission in 2011 for the redevelopment of the site to include three hotels, offices, retail and leisure units. The new application reflects the latest requirements of potential occupiers.

Ian Kettlewell, associate director at NLP, which is advising on planning, said: "This new development will revitalise this area of the city centre. The design by a local architect has been finessed in close co-operation with the council planning officers and local stakeholders.

"It reflects the vitality of Newcastle but is respects the much loved heritage of Grainger Town. It includes the restoration of 67 Clayton Street, which in turn has the potential to encourage the restoration of other properties on Clayton Street."

Subject to planning, demolition of the Newgate Centre could begin before the end of the year.

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