SPACE secure planning permission for aparthotel development

SPACE Architects are delighted to announce that their design for an Aparthotel at 1 Mosley Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, on behalf of the Malhotra Group, has recently received full planning approval and listed building consent. Cundall will provide all engineering services.

The scheme comprises 19 units to the upper floors of the existing Grade II listed building and is within a striking new-build structure located on the current vacant site at Pilgrim Street.

At the ground floor and basement levels, a bar and restaurant will be provided and will link directly to a dedicated rooftop terrace bar, located within the new extension.

SPACE Architects Director, Chris Holmes, commented: “It’s fantastic news that this project has received approval. It’s such a prominent site in Newcastle yet has been empty for so many years. The new building will enrich the street, provide active frontages and help to enliven this area of the city.”

The site lies within Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s central conservation area, on the eastern boundary of Grainger Town, and is surrounded by a number of other listed buildings.

With that in mind, the design of the scheme has been sensitively approached in consultation with the City Council, to respect the scale, proportion and materiality of the existing buildings in the area surrounding Pilgrim Street.

However, rather than slavishly mimicking the current building forms, SPACE have adopted an unashamedly contemporary approach to the architectural design. The site is also located opposite ‘55 Degrees North’ & the Swan House Roundabout and therefore significant consideration has been taken to ensure acceptable acoustic and fresh air levels will be achieved within the rooms.

The scheme is another example of SPACE’s approach to contemporary design within a historic context, creatively bringing vacant buildings and sites back into use, while making a positive impact on the surrounding community.

SPACE are now commencing with technical design for the project which is expected to be completed in the early summer of 2020, with the opening of building proposed to be towards the end of 2021.