GT3 is the scheme architect. Credit: via MHW PR

Angel Heights to go before committee

Wingrove House, a former nurses’ quarters on Westgate Road, Newcastle could be redeveloped into close to 70 apartments by Jomast.

Plans set to go before Newcastle City Council’s planning committee on 13 October outline proposals to convert the 1920s-built nurses’ accommodation into 57 apartments, and build 12 new-build apartments in three blocks on the disused garden/tennis court space at the rear.

Lichfields is the planner on the scheme and GT3 the architect. The professional team also includes On-Site Archaeology, Elliott Consultancy, OS Ecology, Hydrock, Solmek, JMP, NJD and Colour.

Plans were submitted in April for the project.

The 50,000 sq ft building is locally listed and lies to the west of the city centre, close to the junction with Dunholme Road. Following its closure as a nurses’ home, it was used to house asylum seekers but has now been disused for some time.

Of the 57 apartments in the legacy building, 45 are proposed as two-bedroom and 12 as three-bedroom. The existing uPVC windows will be replaced by more traditional glazing.

The three new-build blocks would each house two-bedroom ground floor apartments with three-bedroom duplexes above.  Thirty one parking spaces are proposed.

Jomast’s plans have attracted 14 responses: nine of them favourable and five negative, including a petition with 66 signatories. Approval is recommended for the proposals, which can be viewed on Newcastle’s planning portal at 2023/0532/01/DET.

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