Plans approved for Newcastle aparthotel and restaurant redevelopment

17th April 2023 | Jack Oliver

Plans for a 13-apartment aparthotel with an accompanying café restaurant have been approved by Newcastle City Council.

The project will see the redevelopment of a Grade II listed site at 1 Old Eldon Square which has been vacant for a number of years.

The aparthotel scheme will be spread across the first, second, and third floors with the further development of a café restaurant overlooking Old Eldon Square.

The firm behind the development, Belgravia Investment Group, said it would have little to no impact on the building’s historic fabric and will help secure its future. The plans would see the retention of a number of historic features of the 19th century building, including fireplaces and cornices, as well as the refurbishment of a number of fixtures and fittings.

Sean Hedley, managing director at Hedley Planning Services, who secured approval from the council, said: “This is an exciting regeneration investment that will bring an important historic location back to life. The serviced rooms and studios will deliver a much-needed style of flexible visitor accommodation. In Newcastle city centre a demand exists for alternative visitor accommodation to a non-distinct hotel room.”

Hedley Planning Services has also recently secured planning approval to transform Northumberland Road’s Pacific House into a student accommodation-anchored mixed-use site. The lower ground floor will be converted from storage space into Cool Pool Bar while a commercial space will open on the ground floor.


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