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Old May 26th, 2010, 12:21 PM   #61
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It seems the development we were discussing earlier, 1 Hanover Square (Clavering Place), has been given permission (again). So perhaps they are looking to push ahead with it this time?

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Submission of large scale details, sample materials, suface treatments and boundary treatments to comply with conditions 2, 3, 14 and 15 of permission 2005/0444/01/DET dated 06.05.2005: Erection of 3, 4 and 5 storey office building with car parking (10 spaces) at basement level (as amended by plans received 25/04/05 and 04/05/05) | Former Peacocks Medical Group Hanover Buildings 6 Clavering Place
Also here are some elevations for it, it seems it is quite a significantly sized building:





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Old May 26th, 2010, 12:23 PM   #62
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Is that complete with Newcastle stone cladding?
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Old May 26th, 2010, 12:31 PM   #63
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Is that complete with Newcastle stone cladding?
I'm not sure Chris, I don't think so, based on the image johnnypd posted a link too.



Although it only shows it from the rear it seems like ordinary brick. But then again the plans could have changed from then.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 12:42 PM   #64
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It appears not then.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 09:54 AM   #65
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Extension being built to Newcastle Quayside HQ
of North of England P&I Club

Jun 14 2010 by Chris Knox, The Journal


ONE of the world's biggest marine insurance firms is hoping to create 125 jobs in Newcastle after adding £17m to its turnover and starting work on the 16,000sqft extension of its Quayside headquarters.

The North of England P&I Club, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary, has benefited from a tough year in shipping, with a slowdown in marine activity resulting in fewer payouts to its customers.

In the last year it has seen a 3.5% increase in worldwide membership to 400, which represents 15 million tonnes of international shipping and 10% of all worldwide tonnage.

The company is currently in the process of adding an extra 16,000sqft to its 24,000 head office on the Quayside, which it said would provide enough space to increase its 180-strong workforce to over 300 when work is completed in April next year.
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Old August 5th, 2010, 06:31 PM   #66
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This discussion (actually started a fair while ago, on this thread) is now continuing on the 'Newcastle Quayside / Gateshead Quays' thread, HERE . . .

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Old August 27th, 2010, 02:58 PM   #67
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Anyone know what's happening with the former Kiddie Kot building in Percy Street? I noticed it's currently covered in scaffolding and the old windows have been removed.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 01:51 AM   #68
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The little park outside the front of the Cathedral seems to be undergoing a bit of a re-vamp



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Old November 5th, 2010, 12:17 PM   #69
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This 'smaller project' has been covered earlier in this thread . . .

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Ward Hadaway helps St Nicholas Cathedral project
Apr 1 2010 by Iain Laing, The Journal



LAW firm Ward Hadaway has helped with an ambitious project to revitalise the surroundings of one of Tyneside’s most historic buildings. The Newcastle firm has worked with the Dean and Chapter of St Nicholas Cathedral on the Heart of the City Project, which aims to bring new life to the area surrounding the Newcastle cathedral and bring out the best in the iconic structure.

As part of the scheme, the cathedral has acquired 42-44 Mosley Street, a building next to St Nicholas Cathedral designed by Newcastle Theatre Royal designer Benjamin Green. Property experts from Ward Hadaway, led by partner and head of commercial development Lesley Fairclough, worked on a pro-bono basis to advise the Dean and Chapter on the successful acquisition of the building after being contacted by John Squires OBE, chairman of motor vehicle dealers and Ward Hadaway client Benfield Motor Group and a lay canon of St Nicholas. Ward Hadaway’s licensing team also helped the Dean and Chapter – again on a pro-bono basis – by ensuring that adverts for a late-night venue near to the cathedral do not impinge on the cathedral’s bounds.

Over the next five years, the cathedral plans to transform 42-44 Mosley Street into a centre for its activities and a gateway to the cathedral itself. A shop and advice desk are planned for the ground-floor unit while the remaining three floors will include an administrative centre, conference facilities and meeting spaces, a base for Newcastle’s Street Pastor project and offices for voluntary agencies.


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It was mentioned again yesterday (with some good photos) by Stamford,on the 'open spaces' thread . . .

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The little park outside the front of the Cathedral seems to be undergoing a bit of a re-vamp




. . . and the below article from todays JOURNAL appears to confirm the earlier article in this thread as well as explaining what is going on in Stamfords recent photos, above . . .


Work begins on St Nicholas Cathedral project
November 5th 2010, The Journal


WORK has started on the next phase of a major project to “reawaken” a cathedral.

The square containing the statue of Queen Victoria in front of the north door of St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle is being transformed in a venture with a touch of star quality.

It is part of a £3m, five-year programme to reinvigorate the cathedral, raising its profile and making it a bigger draw for more people.

At present St Nicholas Square has a raised platform built in the 1950s to prevent parking.

“But it forms quite a barrier to the cathedral,” said cathedral development project manager Canon Dr Michael Jackson, who lectured in civil engineering at Newcastle University before being ordained. The platform is being removed and the whole area, including a cobbled lane in front of the cathedral, will be paved to create a square for visitors, congregation and events.

The star will be picked out in lighter stone and there will also be landscape planting. The square will improve the setting of the cathedral and the star will emphasise the entrance in what is a partnership project by the cathedral, city council and business district improvement company NE1.


Read More - http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-e...#ixzz14OwvVtCt

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Old November 5th, 2010, 03:18 PM   #70
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In continuation of

Here are some photos, that were published in the Evening Chronicle, later today . . .





The existing paltform in front of St Nicholas Cathedral, will be removed and the area will be paved to create a square for visitors, congregation and events.

The cobbled lane in front of the cathedral will also be removed.

A star will be picked out in lighter stone on the ground, and there will also be landscape planting.

The new square will improve the setting of the cathedral and the 'stone star' will emphasis the entrance in what is a partnership project by the cathedral, the city council and business district improvement company NE1.

Future parts of the project include new lighting, heating and easier access.


Read More - http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north...#ixzz14Phm97CP

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Old November 5th, 2010, 03:24 PM   #71
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So the big curvy thing... is that a wall, or a hedge, or a great big bench, or what?
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Old November 5th, 2010, 03:31 PM   #72
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So the big curvy thing... is that a wall, or a hedge, or a great big bench, or what?

Difficult to be certain, but I looked as closely at it as I could, and I took it to be a "closely cropped" tree-hedge, with the trees cropped in the same sort of style as all the ones around the new Poly (sorry, Northumbria Uni!) lanscaped areas, such as Northumberland Road and the route through from there to the bridge over the CME.
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Looks like it'll be a hell of an improvement over the current area which is depressing!
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Old November 11th, 2010, 06:29 PM   #74
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Cathedral Square

11th November 2010

The platform now completely gone and Queen Vic is left high and dry



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After the Lady Boys, art exhibitions, science fairs etc. etc. construction is under way for the latest temporary structure to adorn Times Square.

a mobile Christmas Party Venue.

Taking up the whole of the square "a la ladyboys" it looks like they got best part of two weeks to build it, before opening for business on 1st December.

http://www.bestpartiesever.com/

"Midnight in Monte Carlo" it's called and looks like a pretty good night out

http://www.bestpartiesever.com/chris...tle-intro.html
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After the Lady Boys, art exhibitions, science fairs etc. etc. construction is under way for the latest temporary structure to adorn Times Square.

a mobile Christmas Party Venue.

Taking up the whole of the square "a la ladyboys" it looks like they got best part of two weeks to build it, before opening for business on 1st December.

http://www.bestpartiesever.com/

"Midnight in Monte Carlo" it's called and looks like a pretty good night out

http://www.bestpartiesever.com/chris...tle-intro.html
Yes, a great addition for the noise police to look out for The Centre for Life applied for a licence to serve alcohol till 00:30 and close at 01:00 which was subsequently rejected due to complaints from local residents, with the licence allowed to be till 11:30 with a number of conditions. Seems that now the Best Parties Ever people have decided to apply for a TEN (temporary event notice) which extends the licence to 00:30 as previously requested. The council have no powers to reject these notices, only the Police can on grounds of public disorder. Crazy planning world we live in!

(I'm the one not sleeping due to the "best parties ever").
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 02:02 AM   #78
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I wish they would take that Job Centre building down, how something like that is allowed to stand amongst the buildings around there is beyond me.
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I wish they would take that Job Centre building down, how something like that is allowed to stand amongst the buildings around there is beyond me.

Chris, do you remember when we discussed this last time?

On that site, we nearly got . . .

BIGG MARKET GARDENS . . .

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I agree. I personally think they need to knock down the existing buildings on the site of the old town hall and turn the whole area into a park stretching from the cathedral to the Bigg Market; call it Cathedral Gardens.
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It was all seen so VERY DIFFERENTLY at the time, as this article from the City News of October 1971 shows. Mind you, there had been a lot of people, me included at the time, who had been campaigning (once the old Town Hall had been demolished) to keep the site open, so that "views of the Cathedral" (that we 'suddenly' had post-demolition) could be kept. All to no avail . . .

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If it had been gardens, you might as well call it the Cathedral Brawl Garden. I bet there was no trouble on the Bigg Market when the Town Hall was there! Maybe they should stick the police station there!
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Clearly it wouldn't work as a public space with the uses on the bigg market as they are, but if I had my way a lot of the existing bars and nightclubs there would be gone. At the moment, the historic buildings and space has so much potential wasted by the trashy uses that are there at the moment. I'd do a clean sweep of the area, then knock down the awful 70s office block in the middle and turn the space into gardens. I know knocking holes in the city fabric is generally not good from a townscape point of view, but I think in this case it would work well as an open space.
Well anyway . . here is a design from the past that shows how the space formerly occupied by the 'Old Town Hall' (and currently occupied by the new 1970s office blocks) nearly could have looked . . .




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Latest chapter in revamp of historic Newcastle building
December 15th 2010, by Tony Henderson, The Journal



A CHURCH is powering ahead with the next phase of its restoration of a huge listed building.

City Church in Newcastle owns the former Manors Power Station in Melbourne Street, which opened in 1903.

The building generated electricity to run the Newcastle tram system and also provided power for part of the city.

Where the power turbines were sited is now a 550-seat auditorium which is used for activities from church services to conferences, exhibitions and gatherings.

What is now called the Turbine Hall was once used as an indoor car park.

But City Church, which bought the building from Stagecoach bus company, has spent £1m on restoration projects so far.

The building is now called the CastleGate Centre – a name conjured up from a combination of Newcastle and Gateshead.

The latest £400,000 project will create a new focal point atrium, reception and entrance to the building and will tackle an empty central section between the Turbine Hall and a five-storey office and meeting rooms block.

In the central space new catering kitchens and toilets will be installed. Plans for the future include building an upper floor and balconies, and creating a 1,000-seat auditorium in the Turbine Hall where a 50-tonne overhead crane which serviced the power machinery is still in place.



Full use is made of the building during the week, when the CastleGate company, run by the church, raises funds by marketing the use of the facilities for conferences, meetings and training.

Also located at CastleGate is Action Foundation, a charity started by City Church to deliver a range of social action activities that tackle social exclusion. Ian Galloway, City Church leader, said: “This is a development that will open up our work in the city on a number of fronts. We are a seven-days-a-week church and will be able to extend our work with older people, the homeless, families and other church and charitable activities.”

Ed Morrow, managing director of CastleGate, said: “This is a huge and unique place and the new project will join up the two sides of the building.


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