Taras Properties’ fire station project awaits approval

Plans submitted by Taras Properties to repurpose fire station

CGI of plans to repurpose Newcastle's fire station into a hotel [Credit: Avison Young]

UK: Taras Properties has submitted plans to convert a fire station into a boutique hotel, with the proposal under consideration by Newcastle City Council today.

Taras Properties is seeking permission to develop a boutique hotel on Pilgrim Street in Newcastle. At present, the building is a disused fire station.

Plans included the creation of a 60-room, 5,500 square-feet  hotel, with 3,850 square feet of space for a restaurant and bar.

Matt Verlander, planning and development director at Avison Young, real estate company, said: “This is an exciting project to bring forward a high quality hotel and dining offer which isn’t currently provided within Newcastle city centre. The development forms part of the wider programme of regeneration on Pilgrim Street extending from the Swan House roundabout up to Northumberland Street. This scheme marks just one phase of the development including the Bank House office building where construction commenced on site in December 2020.”

Verlander added: “Significant public realm improvements will also be undertaken to Pilgrim Street; with the proposals taking advantage of the former fire engine bays to create pavement café areas on both Pilgrim Street and the internal courtyard. The internal courtyard will be transformed into a high-quality landscaped area that will also be accessible to the public with the former hose tower the key feature and arrival point for the hotel.”

Taras Properties is owned by the Reuben Brothers.

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