Plans in for next Newcastle aparthotel
Panther Properties wants to convert the upper floors of the grade two-listed 36-40 Clayton Street.
The 13-unit scheme is being advised on by Hedley Planning Services, which in April secured consent for an aparthotel of the same size at 1 Old Eldon Square on behalf of Belgravia Investment Group.
Proposals in Claytron Street include the retention of the external fabric of the heritage building.
A new ground floor café/restaurant is also on the cards as part of the plans to repurpose the long-vacant site, which was originally built in 1837 by Richard Grainger on the street named after John Clayton, the 19th century town clerk and antiquarian.
Sean Hedley, managing director of the eponymous planning consultancy, said: “Our work concludes that the submitted proposal represents sensitive enhancements to the significance of the listed building.
“They provide the springboard to bring this important historic location back to life after being vacant for in excess of sux years and in doing so, will deliver much needed city-centre-based visitor accommodation and an attractive eating venue.
“As planners, we want to see the creation and successful delivery of heritage projects that deliver a long-lasting legacy. In achieving this, we are able to make a valuable contribution to clients’ plans and design ambitions, reducing the likelihood of objections on heritage grounds. This helps to transform our listed buildings and historic properties for generations to come.”