New plans unveiled for Newcastle hotel and bar

5th June 2023 | Jack Oliver

New plans for a hotel, bar, and brasserie in Newcastle City Centre have been submitted.

A planning application, lead by Kans and Kandy, looks to renovate and change the use of the building, which is currently used for retail space and offices.

If accepted, the proposals would see the ground floor and basement transformed into a bar with the upper floors converted into a hotel.

The planning application said: “The aim of the proposals is to ensure the future retention of the property and creating more usable spaces. In our opinion the proposals reflect the historic character of the building and the surrounding area.

“This is a sensitive refurbishment and appropriate and sustainable reuse of this vacant building. Internally the building has undergone a lot of change in the past and is now essentially a shell with only the main architectural elements of outer walls. We have also demonstrated with photographic images and plans what our proposal will entail: a quality boutique hotel, brasserie, studios and roof top terrace.”

The site at 19-21 Collingwood Street was originally planned to be turned into the Metropolitan House Hotel by the High Street Group, however the company collapsed leaving debts of over £200m.


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