Plans submitted for Gateshead hotel and serviced apartments

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UK: Developer Elliot Group has submitted a planning application for a hotel and serviced apartments on the Gateshead waterfront.

The site on the corner of Mill Road and Hawks Road in Gateshead was originally set to become home to a 20-storey apartment block, after plans were approved last October, but those designs have been scrapped in favour of the new £60 million project to serve the emerging arena and leisure development.

The planning application seeks permission to build a 202-bedroom four star hotel, 244 apartments and a rooftop garden with views over Gateshead and Newcastle.

Elliot Lawless, of Elliot Group, said: “Gateshead Quays will be transformative and our response to it demonstrates that the market is already pricing it into its thinking. We aim to add value to whatever comes forward on the site and to support its performance with our hotel and apartment products. The Tyneside visitor economy is in good shape and only going to get better and we want to play our part in that. Our intention is to bring something new to the party and give momentum to the wider regeneration of the Gateshead side of the river.”

New designs have been drawn up by architects Falconer Chester Hall, which has adapted previous planning permissions granted for residential and student schemes on the site. The planning consultant for the project is Zerum. The design of the scheme takes inspiration from New York’s famous Flat Iron Building and will also include two ground floor commercial units.

Architect Martin Haymes said: “The scheme is stepped at 10, 16 and 21 storeys and will provide stunning views across the river. Everyone loves a view of the water and Newcastle’s skyline is full of historical interest.”

The scheme could create up to 50 jobs when fully operational.

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