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Old August 3rd, 2017, 04:43 PM   #1441
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Many moons ago I worked on the Census which entailed collecting completed forms and giving assistance to anyone who needed completion of the papers. My area was in Elswick and covered the Tyne Hotel.

In those days, and nothing to make me think its any different these days, it was a hostel, badly lit and with a bit of a whiff to say the least. In real terms it was a non starter to have the census completed in any way complete. The responsibility for completion of details of who resided there on the night of the census was the 'hotels'. Needless to say the accuracy given the nature of the business, cash etc, was questionable but impossible to prove.
Jeez you must have needed armed bodyguards. That census return will baffle the researchers on 'Who Do You Think You Are' episode 4907, first broadcast in 2522, and a year later on 'Yesterday' .

I am pretty sure it was what might be described as a gentlemans' hostel. Wasn't this the site of the world famous 'Ponderosa' too ?
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Jeez you must have needed armed bodyguards. That census return will baffle the researchers on 'Who Do You Think You Are' episode 4907, first broadcast in 2522, and a year later on 'Yesterday' .
Short straw springs to mind. It was a little dodgy entering unlit HMO's on Bentick Road.

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Yes, a couple of doors down - this image courtesy of Chris (Monkchester) web site @ http://www.monkchester.co.uk/elswick_road_24.htm

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Old August 7th, 2017, 03:36 PM   #1443
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Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury

This is the Newcastle House Hotel which sits in the centre of Rothbury, overlooking the old Market Place, photographed 17th July 2017.










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Old August 11th, 2017, 04:20 PM   #1444
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Plot 1 And Plot 16 Within Science Central

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2017/0770/01/DET | Erection of 8 storey building comprising ground floor cafe (Class A3), ground/lower ground Class B1a and/or A3/A4 unit with office accommodation (Class B1) on floors 1-7, external terraces to levels 4 and 7, provision of cycle parking, associated hard and soft landscaping and suds. Change of use of Science Central plot 16 to temporary car park (110 spaces) and provision of cycle parking | Plot 1 And Plot 16 Within Science Central Masterplan Bath Lane Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5TF
Reference 2017/0770/01/DET
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Application Received Fri 28 Apr 2017
Application Validated Thu 25 May 2017
Address Plot 1 And Plot 16 Within Science Central Masterplan Bath Lane Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5TF
Proposal Erection of 8 storey building comprising ground floor cafe (Class A3), ground/lower ground Class B1a and/or A3/A4 unit with office accommodation (Class B1) on floors 1-7, external terraces to levels 4 and 7, provision of cycle parking, associated hard and soft landscaping and suds. Change of use of Science Central plot 16 to temporary car park (110 spaces) and provision of cycle parking
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https://publicaccessapplications.new...=OP4NB4BSI6Q00

Design and Access Statement copyright Ryder:

The overall development potential will be distributed over two plots, Science Central Plot 1 and 2 connected by the public realm. Plot 1 will comprise of 106,317sqft NIA CAT A standard office with a gross floor plate of 1,662 sqm and a small area allocated for a café space of 220 sqm.

Plot 1 has been designed to enable a second development to be bought forward which is likely to be a hotel with the capacity in the region of 150 beds.

The use and form are not yet established. The potential number of occupants of Building A is 1,200. All facilities have been designed to cater for this maximum occupancy which has driven the size of the stair cores the number of lifts, WC’s, and escape strategy. The building is likely to be occupied by many organisations that may require more than one floor or a portion of a floor.

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Officers are recommending a recommending a conditional grant, pending s106 agreement in their report to the forthcoming Planning Committee Meeting of 11th August 2017.
Outcome of meeting - The Committee was minded to grant planning permission for the application subject to a section 106 agreement and subject to conditions.
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Old August 17th, 2017, 08:37 PM   #1445
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Cross House Hotel, Cross St, off Old Durham Rd, Gateshead - Conversion of Cross House Hotel into House in Multiple Occupation (11 rooms), pictures 17/08/17

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Previously covered on post #1291, 1351 & 1377 on 05/02/17 (cut down version above)

On Gateshead Council Planning Portal on 21/11/16 this for amended scheme, 11 rather than 12 rooms

DC/16/00536/COU

Conversion of Cross House Hotel into House in Multiple Occupation (11 rooms) including rear first-floor extension. (Amended 15.11.2016).

Cross House Hotel 12 Cross Street Gateshead NE8 3RN

Decision - Grant

Decision Issued Date -Mon 21 Nov 2016

http://public.gateshead.gov.uk/onlin...=O7TRJ3HKM4L00


Work now well advanced in conversion of Cross House Hotel, Gateshead into House in Multiple Occupation

4 months further on these pictures by myself from Saturday 03/06/17 approx 0830 & 1015 showing situation with works to Cross House Hotel, 12 Cross Street, Gateshead at that time









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Previously covered on post #1291, 1351, 1377 on 05/02/17 & last 1417 on 03/06/17 (cut down version above)

Almost 11 weeks further on these pictures by myself from Thursday 17/08/17 approx 1245 showing situation with works to Cross House Hotel, 12 Cross Street, Gateshead at that time









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Old August 22nd, 2017, 05:13 PM   #1446
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2-10 Cross Street And 9-10 Charlotte Square

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Much discussions in the past on the forum about this property on Cross Street.

This application is for the installation of a new frontage but the Design and Access Statement mentions the fact that there is no proposed change in use, it will stay as a restaurant and offices.

017/0176/01/DET | Installation of new shop front | 2 - 10 Cross Street Blackfriars Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XE
Reference 2017/0176/01/DET
Alternative Reference PP-05805029
Application Received Fri 03 Feb 2017
Application Validated Wed 08 Feb 2017
Address 2 - 10 Cross Street Blackfriars Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XE
Proposal Installation of new shop front
Status Registered
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This is the latest position of this redevelopment at 2 - 10 Cross Street, photographed 18th July 2017.








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New planning application submitted for the building on Cross Street and also the adjoining property at 9-10 Charlotte Square:

2017/1260/01/DET | Change of use of restaurant and offices (Class A3/B1) to hotel (44 bedrooms) (Class C1) and erection of additional storey to 2-10 Cross Street | 2-10 Cross Street And 9-10 Charlotte Square Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XE
Reference 2017/1260/01/DET
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Application Received Tue 27 Jun 2017
Application Validated Mon 21 Aug 2017
Address 2-10 Cross Street And 9-10 Charlotte Square Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XE
Proposal Change of use of restaurant and offices (Class A3/B1) to hotel (44 bedrooms) (Class C1) and erection of additional storey to 2-10 Cross Street
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https://publicaccessapplications.new...=OS77RKBSJEL00

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Old August 25th, 2017, 06:32 PM   #1447
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Marsden Grotto, Coast Road, South Shields, Change of use from a pub/restaurant to hotel - Planning Application Granted

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Planning application submitted to South Tyneside Council foir a change in use for the Marsden Grotto from pub/restaurant to hotel :

Application Number ST/0477/17/FUL
Site Address Marsden Grotto Coast Road South Shields NE34 7BS
Application Type Full Planning Permission
Development Type Art, Culture, Leisure, Entertainment & Tourism
Proposal Change of use from a pub/restaurant to hotel
Current Status REGISTERED
Applicant Maughan Engineering Limited
http://planning.southtyneside.info/N...DAURI=PLANNING
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From Shields Gazette website on 27/07/17

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A proposal to convert an historic seafront pub into an hotel have been rocked by planners worried about wildlife. They say bosses at the Marsden Grotto have failed to consider the £500,000 project’s possible ecological impact on sites and are to recommend councillors turn down the application.

Owner Terry Maughan – who is seeking to make only internal renovations - condemned the decision as bureaucracy gone mad and fears his plan to add 10 bedrooms to the first floor will suffer serious delays and incur unnecessary expense. Mr Maughan, 50, said:

“This is a ridiculous decision. The council are just throwing hurdles in the way.

“No one had ever mentioned a need for all these surveys until now. Some of the sites they are worried about are far from the Grotto and the works I have planned could have no possible impact on them.

“I understand that the area around the Grotto is of ecological importance, but I’m only making small internal changes.”

Full article on: http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/m...rvey-1-8670835

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On South Tyneside Council Planning Portal when checking it on 25/08/17 this planning application

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Application Number - ST/0477/17/FUL

Site Address - Marsden Grotto Coast Road South Shields NE34 7BS

Proposal - Change of use from a pub/restaurant to hotel

Decision - Grant Permission with Conditions 24-08-2017

http://planning.southtyneside.info/N...A/Menus/PL.xml

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Old August 26th, 2017, 01:32 PM   #1448
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New hotel is looking to recruit staff

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This is the former St Mary’s Convent of Mercy, 12 Bailiffgate, Alnwick which is no longer occupied by the religious order and has been converted into apartments and office accomodation.

Courtesy of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle web site @ http://rcdhn.org.uk/general_director....php?relid=102

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On October 13th 1890, Mother Evangelist Costello, Sisters Gertrude Morley, Baptist Caffrey, Veronica Trenchard and Magdalen Mason arrived in Alnwick from Cordier Hill, Guernsey. They were invited by the parish priest, Fr. Robert, to take charge of the school, visit the sick and instruct converts. The community of Alnwick has faithfully carried out these apostolates since 1890. They joined the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy in 1983.

The convent began to expand rapidly, and in 1897 the chapel, refectory and bedrooms were added. In 1913 a new extension was built to accommodate the fee-paying school, opened in 1893. In 1962 the new High School was opened on the south road for day girls and boarders. Sisters also taught in the State Schools.
The West Wing of the convent is Grade II Listed, this is the listing text courtesy of the British Listed Buildings web site @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.c...k#.WSA3Z8a1ttQ

Entry Name: West Wing of the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy
Location: Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66
County: Northumberland
Parish: Alnwick
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Listing Date: 25 August 1977
Grade: II

BAILIFFGATE (North Side) West Wing of the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy
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C18. Three storeys and attic. Ashlar built. Five windows. Cill strings to each floor, eaves band to slate roof. Late glazed sash windows. Newcastle Fire Insurance mark No 4855. Two hipped gable dormers

Listing NGR: NU1852513616

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From today's Northumberland Gazette @ http://www.northumberlandgazette.co....taff-1-8720131
New hotel is looking to recruit staff
James Willoughby n26 August 2017


Debbie Cook outside what will be the Cookie Jar Hotel in Bailiffgate, Alnwick. Picture by Jane Coltman

A new boutique hotel, which is opening in Alnwick’s former convent, is recruiting staff.

Debbie Cook is behind the renovation at the ex-St Mary’s Convent, on Bailiffgate. The 11-bedroom hotel, named The Cookie Jar, will open on Saturday, September 23, and the business is creating numerous jobs.

Debbie said: “Personal experience hosts are required for day and night shifts and we are looking for enthusiastic personnel to join the team. Staff will be actively involved in all aspects of guest service including food and beverage service, housekeeping, reception and general cleaning and preparation of all areas.” For details, contact Mick Holland by emailing [email protected] or calling 07832 572744.

The Cookie Jar has also launched its new website – www.cookiejaralnwick.com – and is now taking bookings for bedrooms and private dinners. Designed locally, the website not only promotes the new hotel, but also Alnwick, local suppliers and Northumberland attractions.

Debbie said: “We tried to make it very personal, but it is also very important to promote this wonderful part of the country. Northumberland is our home and many of the rooms are named after golf courses, shooting fields or great days out we have enjoyed in the county over the last 18 years of living here.” As part of the refurbishment, there will be a newly-formed garden and terrace, while the lounge will be open to everyone to enjoy morning coffee, afternoon tea and all-day small-plate snacks. A restaurant, The Bailiffgate Bistro, will open in 2018.

Read more at: http://www.northumberlandgazette.co....taff-1-8720131


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53 Westgate Road - County Hotel

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2016/1956/01/DET | Change of use of ground floor from retail (Class A1) and first, second and third floors from offices (Class A2) to hotel rooms with lounge and reception (Class C1) as an addition to the County Hotel | 53 Westgate Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SG
Reference 2016/1956/01/DET
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Application Received Wed 14 Dec 2016
Application Validated Fri 16 Dec 2016
Address 53 Westgate Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SG
Proposal Change of use of ground floor from retail (Class A1) and first, second and third floors from offices (Class A2) to hotel rooms with lounge and reception (Class C1) as an addition to the County Hotel
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3-5 Lawe Road, South Shields, Change of use and extension/alteration of the existing 20 bedroom guest house and adjoining dwelling house to provide a 43 bedroom hotel - information & picture 28/09/17

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When in South Shields on Sunday 21/05/17 spotted another scheme now in progress

From South Tyneside Planning Portal extracts from planning application

Application Number - ST/1015/16/FUL

Site Address - 3-5 Lawe Road South Shields NE33 2JN

Proposal - Change of use and extension/alteration of the existing 20 bedroom guest house and adjoining dwelling house to provide a 43 bedroom hotel with on-site car parking for 11 cars. Associated vehicle access crossing from the highway and works to amend the existing resident parking scheme to accommodate the on-site parking at the front of the property.

Current Status - FINAL DECISION

Decision - Grant Permission with Conditions 24-02-2017

Applicant - Aspire Properties North East Ltd.

http://planning.southtyneside.info/N...DAURI=PLANNING


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Over 4 months on and scaffold still in place to 3-5 Lawe Road South Shields where extension/alteration of the existing 20 bedroom guest house and adjoining dwelling house to provide a 43 bedroom hotel with on-site car parking for 11 cars taking place

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RAFA hotel maintains its rating by regulator

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RAFA hotel maintains its rating by regulator
Ben O’Connell 26 September 2017


Tea on the Terrace at Rothbury House - Rothbury Highland Pipe Band performing for the crowds.

The RAF Association’s Wings Breaks hotels, including Rothbury House, have retained their good ratings following their Care Quality Commission inspections.

The hotels allow any member of the RAF family a chance for a break with like-minded people in beautiful locations. The three hotels are inspected because around a third of their rooms are set up and staffed for guests who have a range of specific care or health needs. For more, visit www.rafa.org.uk/wingsbreaks

Inspection visits checked how safe, effective, caring, responsive, and well-led each hotel is. All three – the other two are in Weston-super-Mare in Somerset and at Lytham St Annes in Lancashire – were found to have well-established staff who were skilled at making new relationships with people as well as being kind and caring and respectful of people’s privacy. Management, procedures and care was good and guests and staff had no complaints.

Mark Shields, head of care and housing services, said: “Many Wings Breaks hotel employees have received long-service recognition – bucking the national trend for staff retention in care establishments. We are proud of that and believe it reflects in our CQC ratings. As well as their lovely locations, the hotels all arrange many day trips, visits and events throughout the year for all our guests. This summer the Red Arrows pilots visited guests at Richard Peck House. Flowerdown House has performances from the RAF Association Band throughout the year and Rothbury House celebrates at local street fairs as well as Remembrance, New Year and Burn’s Night.”

Read more at: http://www.northumberlandgazette.co....ator-1-8771311

This piece from the Rothbury Trail @ https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...Vxe8ql0JPcIA9_

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Known locally as the "County", it was originally named "Rothbury Hotel" and opened in 1789 as a private hotel catering to the large number of visitors to the area.

When it was sold by public auction at the Turks Head Hotel, Newcastle in 1880, it was described as:

"The most magnificent building of its kind in the North of England, displaying the high genius of the architect in beauty of design and solidity of structure, affording in its splendid public, reception, and private rooms, all the luxurious comfort which the palatial residence of the nobility can offer. Standing on a commanding eminence, within its own Pleasure Grounds and Gardens, its boundaries washed by the crystal stream of the far-famed River Coquet, with the bold outlines of the Simonside Hills towering rugged and high over a fertile valley. Stabling, Coach Houses, and every other convenience."

And

".... splendid public rooms, viz.: Two Dining Rooms (convertible into one), 28ft by 16 ft each, with marble fireplaces, ornamental cornices; Billiard Room, 26 ft by 18ft; Library and Coffee Room and Drawing Room of similar size; numerous Sitting and Bed Rooms, en suite; Smoke Rooms, Kitchens, Sculleries, Butler's Pantry, Servants' Hall, Larders, and Store Rooms, and splendid Cellarage. The entire accommodation numbers upwards of 60 apartments.

It is worth noting that the auctioneer at this sale was Samuel Donkin & Sons, founder of the Rothbury Auction mart. The price was £5,700 and the buyer was Mr. Robert Muckle.



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Slaley Hall sold in £525m deal

From today's Hexham Courant @ http://www.hexham-courant.co.uk/news...3ab203bbe58-ds
Slaley Hall sold in £525m deal
4 October 2017



SLALEY Hall has a new owner as part of a £525m takeover deal.

The four-star hotel and golf resort has been included in the sale of 26 hotels across the UK to London-based real estate investment group Aprirose. The hotel, a former Edwardian mansion, is set in 1,000 acres of countryside. It has 141 bedrooms, executive lodges, a spa, health club and two 18-hole golf courses.

The new owner will take Slaley Hall and the other hotels out of the QHotels banner, and operate them as part the Redefine-BDL (RBH) chain. RBH is the country’s leading independent hotel management company, with over 75 properties in its collection.

Although RBH has yet to outline any specific plans for Slaley Hall, it is expected to continue ongoing investment at the hotel.

RBH chief executive Helder Pereira said: “This is another landmark addition to our portfolio and we’re thrilled to see Slaley Hall joining the rest of our properties across the UK. With fantastic facilities set in a stunning location, its quality and prestige speaks for itself.”

QHotels took over management of Slaley Hall at the end of 2014, following the £160m purchase of six former De Vere hotels by an American investment bank.

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Repairs following fire at the Tyne Hotel on Bentinck Street in the west end of Newcastle - pictures 08/10/17

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Short straw springs to mind. It was a little dodgy entering unlit HMO's on Bentick Road.

Yes, a couple of doors down - this image courtesy of Chris (Monkchester) web site @ http://www.monkchester.co.uk/elswick_road_24.htm

Previously covered on posts #1439 -1441

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Gateshead hotel opens after £2m investment

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American-style Davy Duke's Diner opens at The Vault in Gateshead
By Gordon Barr 15 November 2016


Davy Duke's Diner at The Vault

The first diner in the country to be run by people with autism and learning difficulties has opened on Tyneside

The Vault, the former Rivers Edge Hotel at Gateshead , is providing services for the general public, local businesses and other people with disabilities and autism allowing for full community participation and inclusion. St Camillus Care Group has partnered with Gateshead College and its Project Choice scheme – which helps young people with autism and learning difficulties find internships – to help the young people learn the skills they need for a career in hospitality.

Davy Duke’s Diner – named after one of the first trainees to join the project – is open from early in the morning until around 5pm initially, with plans to introduce an evening service at a later date. The diner serves both American and English style breakfasts, a range of hot dogs and burgers and other USA favourites including mac and cheese, sticky ribs, Philly cheese steak sandwiches along with thick shakes and desserts.

The opening of the restaurant is the first stage of an ambitious £2m plan for the hotel, which is on course to open in the spring for respite care. At the same time The Vault has also completed its function room, which it is now renting out for weddings, meetings and celebrations. The room takes up to 120 people and managing director John Heron also hopes it will give the young trainees an opportunity to learn about another aspect of the hospitality industry. "We are very excited about opening the diner and we’ve created a fantastic menu which is very reasonably priced,” he said. At the same time we have also now made our function room available and we’ve already had a number of enquiries about it, which is great news for both The Vault and the trainees. We just hope people will come along and try the restaurant and we’re sure they’ll love the food.”

Bookings for the restaurant can be made by calling 0191 438 2750.

This photograph taken from the middle of the River Tyne, 8th June 2014 when the name of the hotel was Riverside Lodge:


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Gateshead hotel opens after £2m investment
Matthew Ord 9 October 2017



An acclaimed Michelin-starred chef was on hand to open a new hotel in Gateshead.

Formerly known as The Vault, The Rivers Hotel has launched after undergoing a £2m refurbishment. It comprises 28 rooms, a large function area, an American-style diner and an outdoor feature by the river.

The Rivers Hotel is unique in that it will specialise in training young people with autism and learning difficulties. St Camillus Care Group took on the venue in 2016 with the hope of providing real, valuable experience of the hospitality industry to those who might not have the opportunity to do so elsewhere.

Michel Roux Jr – who runs London's Le Gavroche – was on hand to open the venue. He has a track record of mentoring young people to help them find work in the hospitality industry. What the hospitality industry needs is places like this," he said. "It's not about looking at people's disabilities; it's focusing on their abilities and giving them options. It's been an absolute pleasure and an honour to be able to come and see what is being done here."

John Heron, managing director of St Camillus Care Group, added: "Michel was always our first choice to open the hotel because of his unrivalled understanding of the hospitality industry and because he genuinely cares about young people who may not always get the chances they deserve. We were thrilled that he agreed to come and glad that he seemed really impressed about what we are doing."

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2017/0914/01/DET | Alterations to shopfront including repainting of windows and doors to lower and upper floors at Grey Street and Mosley Street elevations | Grey Street Hotel 2 - 12 Grey Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE
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Application Received Tue 06 Jun 2017
Application Validated Mon 10 Jul 2017
Address Grey Street Hotel 2 - 12 Grey Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE
Proposal Alterations to shopfront including repainting of windows and doors to lower and upper floors at Grey Street and Mosley Street elevations
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Maften Hall Hotel

Courtesy of the Maften Hall Hotel web site @ https://www.matfenhall.com/thenextchapter/
The Next Chapter Plans are revealed for the luxurious new look East Wing



We are delighted to announce a quarter of a million pound refurbishment programme of the East Wing at Matfen Hall Hotel and Spa. We pride ourselves as being the leading wedding venue in the North East and we are very excited to share the plans for our stylish new look.

This investment will transform the Great Hall, Terrace Room and Sir Edwards Bar, and will be completed by the end of February 2018.

We are working with the talented interior designers Space ID, who are Newcastle based, though they have completed some incredible projects across the UK.
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Got a spare £3.5m? A Newcastle Premier Inn hotel has gone up for sale

From today's Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/busin...r-inn-13800938
Got a spare £3.5m? A Newcastle Premier Inn hotel has gone up for sale
Coreena Ford 23 October 2017


The Premier Inn hotel on New Bridge Street in Newcastle (Image: Property agent brochure)

One of the largest hotels in Newcastle city centre has been put up for sale with a £3.5m price tag.

Premier Inn is seeking buyers for its eight-storey high, 183-bedroom hotel on New Bridge Street in a sale being marketed by leisure specialists Christie & Co. he Whitbread-owned hotel group currently has 10 hotels within a six-mile radius of Newcastle city centre , including its most recent addition on Newgate Street, a multi-million pound hotel inside the former Co-op building which opened in February 2016 with 184 beds, a restaurant and bar.

The agents acting for Premier Inn said the New Bridge Street building no longer meets the company’s needs, prompting the sale in the hope of attracting another hotel operator to take the business forward and make use of function rooms not currently being used. A spokeswoman for Christie & Co said: “We’re selling the leasehold interest on behalf of Premier Inns Hotels. Newcastle City Council own the freehold and will continue to do so. Premier Inn have a strong representation in Newcastle so this property no longer matches their requirements in the city.”

Marketing materials for the hotel highlight the building as a prominent feature in an area of the city centre undergoing significant redevelopment, with easy access to the city centre main shopping and leisure amenities as well as its position within walking distance of Newcastle railway station, the Quayside and St James’s Park.

The document says: “The hotel forms part of a larger, long leasehold demise which includes offices, health club, public house and retail units, all of which are currently vacant. The hotel trades as a bedroom business with ancillary restaurant, bar lounge and two meeting rooms. Within the hotel there is a ballroom, (200 capacity), function bar and further lounge bar/event room, which are currently unused, offering an opportunity to enhance revenues. Extensive back of house areas. There is a multi storey car park adjacent to the hotel from which the hotel has direct access. The car park forms part of the long leasehold demise but is sub-let to Newcastle City Council at a peppercorn rent.”

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Rowers Hotel, St Omers Road, Dunston, Gateshead, Extension and alterations to the Rowers Hotel, including 17 additional bedrooms - PLanning Application

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Planning Application arrived on Gateshead Council Planning Portal on 10/04/17

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DC/17/00182/FUL

Extension and alterations to the Rowers Hotel, including addition of 19 no. new bedrooms

Rowers Hotel St Omers Road Dunston Gateshead NE11 9EJ

Application Validated - Fri 31 Mar 2017

Status - Awaiting decision

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The above was "withdrawn" as noted on post #1419

Another Planning Application arrived on Gateshead Council Planning Portal on 23/10/17 for the following:-

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DC/17/01104/FUL

Extension and alterations to the Rowers Hotel, including 17 additional bedrooms (resubmission)

Rowers Hotel St Omers Road Dunston Gateshead NE11 9EJ

Application Validated - Fri 06 Oct 2017

Status - Awaiting decision

http://public.gateshead.gov.uk/onlin...=OXE4VGHKJLX00


Design & Access Statement from Planning Documents, http://myserviceplanning.gateshead.g...ontent=obj.pdf

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Ryton Park Country House Hotel, Holburn Lane, Ryton, Mixed residential development, inc demolition & alterations of the existing hotel buildings & new build houses - Planning Application

Planning Application arrived on Gateshead Council Planning Portal on 23/10/17 for the following:-

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DC/17/01086/FUL

Mixed residential development, comprising of the partial demolition of the existing hotel with alterations and extensions to form 2no. dwellings, alterations and extensions to a redundant out-building forming 1no. dwelling and the erection of 3 no. new build dwellings

Ryton Park Country House Hotel Holburn Lane Ryton Central Ryton NE40 3PF

Application Validated - Tue 03 Oct 2017

Status - Awaiting decision

http://public.gateshead.gov.uk/onlin...=OX94CKHKJKV00


Heritage Statement fron the Planning Documents, http://myserviceplanning.gateshead.g...ontent=obj.pdf

Site Layout Plan, http://myserviceplanning.gateshead.g...ontent=obj.pdf

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