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Old July 8th, 2011, 05:30 PM   #161
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Yes Accor are the most likely opperator. I quite like Mercure and have stayed at several hotels in Germany and Holland. There's also Formule 1 (1*) from Accor. They are ranked below Etap I think. Etap rooms are en suite, while F1 have communal bathrooms. The reviews for both brands are poor on tripadvisor.

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Old January 2nd, 2012, 12:30 PM   #162
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Former food store on Newgate Street - next to Halfords has been leased to a new tenant. National non food shop relocating within Newcastle. Surprising given that the property has a fairly short shelf life.
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 05:25 PM   #163
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Former food store on Newgate Street - next to Halfords has been leased to a new tenant. National non food shop relocating within Newcastle. Surprising given that the property has a fairly short shelf life.
Thats debatable, under the forthcoming economic conditions I can see the Newgate Centre standing for a while yet! They're just wringing out as much rent as possible while its still standing i guess. Out of interest who's moving in (and where are they vacating)?
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 05:31 PM   #164
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Thats debatable, under the forthcoming economic conditions I can see the Newgate Centre standing for a while yet! They're just wringing out as much rent as possible while its still standing i guess. Out of interest who's moving in (and where are they vacating)?
I am told the furniture store on the corner of Clayton and Newgate St. Walmsleys.
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Old January 4th, 2012, 08:02 PM   #165
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I work in a new building in Bradford designed and built by M & R. Click to see a couple of views.

Some elements of the facade are stone similar in style to the above which looks good compared to the plain rendered back (but not so hot when soggy from driving rain!) but it is of course simply cladding fixed on to blockwork or concrete, unsurprising for this day and age.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 03:23 PM   #166
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HI all...any news about the Newgate street redevelopment? It's now nearly end of March and it's still looking the same as ever.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 04:01 PM   #167
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Mrs NP knows some people associated with it - came up in conversation last week. Essentially don't hold your breath. The plethora of hotel applications and the funding being ROI seemed to make them think nothing was happening in the foreseeable. My reading is that they'll need to do something before the place falls down.

As an aside was in the Polish store in the 'mall' [great place] and noticed that some of the shops that connect to Clayton St had been converted into some sort of 'yoof' place, free ipads [albeit ones nailed down] etc.
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 09:34 PM   #168
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I really hope it happens because that particular area looks terrible and a sore thumb in contrast to the surrounding buildings. I went to Newgate the other day. 95% of the shops are gone. Games Workshop, Pins and Needles tattoo, Idols bar, and another place whose name escapes me are still there.
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 09:38 PM   #169
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Hi all. Are there any news? The area is looking worse than ever now.
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 09:45 PM   #170
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Hi all. Are there any news? The area is looking worse than ever now.
No news but as you say in your post above retailers are starting to move out now, so maybe not long until something starts on the site.
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 09:52 PM   #171
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No news but as you say in your post above retailers are starting to move out now, so maybe not long until something starts on the site.
Went to my favourite polish deli in there yesterday and it was even more familiar. The shopping 'mall' is like being in Poland during martial law.... empty shops...


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It's more that the shops just shut than any masterplan. I hope it's well insured..
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 11:23 PM   #172
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No news but as you say in your post above retailers are starting to move out now, so maybe not long until something starts on the site.
Unlikely to be anything happening soon given they applied a couple of months ago for an illuminated advertising shroud above the former Jessops unit for a period of up to 18 months. Yesterday NCC refused the application.
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 11:26 PM   #173
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Unlikely to be anything happening soon given they applied a couple of months ago for an illuminated advertising shroud above the former Jessops unit for a period of up to 18 months. Yesterday NCC refused the application.
After an objection from the ghost of John Welsh.
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Old July 4th, 2013, 06:50 PM   #174
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They've really missed the boat on hotel developments. I can't see this happening any time soon.
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Old July 4th, 2013, 07:02 PM   #175
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This is madness. The whole area is crying out to be redeveloped. Only about 3 shops and a tattoo studio are staying put in the Newgate Shopping Centre (which looks like a scene from the aftermath of the Chernobyl explosion) and the hotel is an eyesore. Do people actually use it?

I can't see why NCC is wasting time or not being able to realise the areas potential.
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Old July 4th, 2013, 07:11 PM   #176
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Apparently plenty of people do, but make of it as you wish.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_R...r_England.html

It's amazing to see that the professional photo's of the hotel from the outside aren't of any buildings in Newcastle that I recognise.
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Old July 4th, 2013, 07:13 PM   #177
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Apparently plenty of people do, but make of it as you wish.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_R...r_England.html

It's amazing to see that the professional photo's of the hotel from the outside aren't of any buildings in Newcastle that I recognise.
Interesting reviews....just as I thought.
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Old July 4th, 2013, 08:09 PM   #178
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Apparently plenty of people do, but make of it as you wish.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_R...r_England.html

It's amazing to see that the professional photo's of the hotel from the outside aren't of any buildings in Newcastle that I recognise.
Very few of the guest pics are of the hotel, but they seem to have been supplied by a company called VFM Leonardo... which markets hotels
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Old July 4th, 2013, 09:10 PM   #179
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Apparently plenty of people do, but make of it as you wish.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_R...r_England.html

It's amazing to see that the professional photo's of the hotel from the outside aren't of any buildings in Newcastle that I recognise.
I took these images on 4th June 2011 - group of still intoxicated Scottish revellers asking for their photographs to be taken and indicative of its clientèle.

Sorry to say that the hotel has nothing of architectural interest for me.








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Old July 4th, 2013, 10:06 PM   #180
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Oh God...that place is worse than I thought...

Is it not possible for the NCC to chase up the planning applications? What's holding them up?
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