Newby, the North Yorkshire developer, has submitted an outline planning application to Newcastle City Council for a new £250 million sustainable urban village on the former Calders site, Skinnerburn Road, Newcastle, following extensive public consultation.
The proposal is known as Quayside West and it includes up to 1,500 high-quality residential properties, along with a hotel and up to 10,605 sq m of commercial, community and leisure space. Access to the site will be provided by a new east/west spine road for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. Significant new landscaping and public realm, including public open spaces, viewpoints and walkways will also make Quayside West an attractive destination for visitors.
Likely to be constructed over a ten-year period, this major regeneration project will create more than 600 construction and supply chain jobs in the process and once fully operational, Quayside West could support up to 575 full-time equivalent permanent jobs.
“Our development team has worked hard to devise proposals which will make Quayside West an attractive place to live, work and visit. The site is well-located and our design will ensure that it connects to the city centre, the River Tyne and wider area. As a result, Quayside West could act as the catalyst for the Council’s exciting plans to redevelop the Forth Yards area,” said Nick Moody, Director at Newby.
“We are delighted with the response we have had from the community since we announced the proposals in June. Our public exhibition event was well attended and the public consultation feedback has been really positive. It is clear that people want to see this derelict site brought back into use. An outline planning application has now been submitted to Newcastle City Council and we look forward to continuing our dialogue with the local authority,” Nick added.
Quayside West has been identified for development within the planning policy and forms a major part of Newcastle City Council’s Forth Yards Opportunity Site, which has been earmarked for regeneration.