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Old February 2nd, 2011, 06:45 PM   #101
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I think the red stone will age quite nicely there, bit of a change. St Nick's has a different colour tone anyway to much of its surroundings, so it'll work quite nicely.

I'm guessing they did it to match the plynth QV's parked her arse on?
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 02:29 AM   #102
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Anyone know if there is an archaeological survey/dig happening
Don't think so Steve. Most of the ground would have already been disturbed with road and building work over the years.

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Old February 3rd, 2011, 10:45 AM   #103
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I'm guessing they did it to match the plynth QV's parked her arse on?
Ah, that makes sense. I agree I'm sure it will weather down a bit
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 12:45 PM   #104
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This is what the design shows the finished area will look like . .

Is that a hedge on the corner? If so, how long will it survive...
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 01:02 PM   #105
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I think it might be pleached trees
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 03:56 PM   #106
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I think it might be pleached trees
Well I took a walk down to the site this morning to take a look for myself and talking to the two workmen on site gathered that:

1. There was no archaeological dig on the site - the white tent is the builders so they can work in the rain.
2. Red sandstone 'walls' with the surface (now going down) from granite.

Here are few photographs - not sure what the 'frieze' type construction around the sides is going to be? - that's why I asked the other day if anyone had seen the Planning Application?











More shots @ http://www.fototime.com/inv/1669BE344222021
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 07:02 PM   #107
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not sure what the 'frieze' type construction around the sides is going to be? - that's why I asked the other day if anyone had seen the Planning Application?
They look like the trees that have gone up in the new Northumberland Road pedestrianisation scheme. There are photos of them in that tread.

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Old February 4th, 2011, 01:37 PM   #108
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Came across this clipping from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle dating from September 2002. Wonder if the 1955 redevelopment was the last time this area outside of the Cathedral was a construction site?

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Old February 4th, 2011, 03:37 PM   #109
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Oh for 1 Cathedral Square to go and Catheral Gardens to return... Perhaps combined with planning restrictions on the Bigg Market it could become a central square for Newcastle with more retail and restaurants and less vomit splattered pavements.

Sadly it'll probably never happen, much like my aspiration to see the office the Head of Steam is in to go and be replaced by a a grand public sqaure infront of the station (a la Sheffield).

Oh to win the Euro Millions.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 04:57 PM   #110
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I hope they can keep the area free of the vagrants it used to attract, the amount of times I've walked around that area to be confronted with broken bottles of Lambrini and discarded cans is awful, it's even worse in that little seating area infront of the Empress bar
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Old February 4th, 2011, 06:23 PM   #111
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I wonder if they'll do anything with the area on the other side of the cathedral? That has similar raised areas to those that have now been removed at the front. It would make the area a lot more pleasant.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #112
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Old March 11th, 2011, 05:42 PM   #113
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4th March 2011



Does anyone have any information regarding this project?
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Old March 11th, 2011, 06:03 PM   #114
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Does anyone have any information regarding this project?
Its the ongoing works at the Grade II Listed Watergate Buildings 58 Sandhill Quayside Newcastle upon Tyne - Planing Applications as:

2010/1107/01/LBC - http://planningapplications.newcastl...=L6J3TLBS05200
External alterations comprising re-roofing, repointing, stone repairs, window repairs, lead cappings to parapets; installation of a proprietary bird repellent system and redecoration as supplemented by email dated 28 September 2010.

2010/1107/02/LBC - http://planningapplications.newcastl...=LB1PPEBS09700
Submission of details of the natural stone, natural slate and mortar to be used in the stone repairs, re-roofing, mortar repairs and repointing to comply with condition 4 and sample of glazing bead to lantern rooflight to part comply with condition 5, as supplemented and amended by letter and email received 03 December 2010, of permission 2010/1107/01/LBC dated 11.10.10: Listed Building Application: External alterations comprising re-roofing, repointing, stone repairs, window repairs, lead cappings to parapets; installation of a proprietary bird repellent system and redecoration as supplemented by email dated 28 September 2010
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Old March 11th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #115
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Old March 11th, 2011, 06:38 PM   #116
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5-13 Grey Street

5-13 Grey Street

Not sure if this proposed development has been discussed before?

DAV Developments are proposing a conversion on Grey Street for a 55 bed hotel to run through from Grey Street, through Drury Lane and to include Balmbra's in Cloth Market.

The site comprises buildings at:
5-13 Grey Street
5-7 Drury Lane
6-8 Cloth Market (Balmbras Bar)

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This Design, Access and Heritage Statement has been prepared by _space as part of a full planning and listed building consent application on behalf of DAV Developments Ltd. The application is for the proposed conversion and refurbishment of buildings located at 5-13 Grey Street, 5-7 Drury Lane and 6-8 Cloth Market (Balmbras Bar) into a leisure complex that includes a minimum four star hotel to Grey Street and Drury lane and a high quality bar to the Cloth Market and Drury Lane.
Planning Application with NCC under Ref 2011/0350/01/DET - see http://planningapplications.newcastl...=LHC7G9BSAP000

Certainly looks an interesting development and with recent discussions on Balmbas it is notable that the development promises a high quality bar.

I suppose that NCC will have to be wary of this application as it cuts across two buildings that are Listed but certainly one to watch for progress.
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Old March 11th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #117
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A few images from the app,


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Old March 11th, 2011, 07:33 PM   #118
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Old March 11th, 2011, 07:48 PM   #119
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Old March 11th, 2011, 08:07 PM   #120
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Applaud the sentiment behind this but fear these bushes are going to be subjected to a hell of a lot of bodily fluids before very long.
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