Newcastle TV studios converted in to serviced apartments

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UK: Dream Apartments has added units in part of the former Tyne Tees studios to its serviced apartment portfolio.

Aerial House was the location of the old Tyne Tees transmitter, once visible for miles around Newcastle, and was used to broadcast the station's shows.

After a £2.5 million conversion, the building now features one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

Craig Martin, general manager for Dream Apartments Newcastle, said: "We already have six apartments in the city and wanted to look for a bigger premises, so it is really good to be able to develop the former studio. It is nice to bring a bit of life back into the building and get staff back working in it. It is still the original building but the developer removed the aerial, which was the main transmitter, from the building and then added two more floors which are eight penthouse apartments. They are all fully serviced and all have full kitchens, The apartments provide home from home comforts and can be used for business or leisure."

The 20 metre high transmitter was dismantled by Meldrum Construction earlier this year.

Around 20 new jobs have been created by the opening of the facility.

"There will be housekeeping staff and a 24 hour reception. People can stay for 1 night or as many nights as they like, exactly like a hotel but much more space and more facilities," said Martin.

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