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12/12/2019

Plans for development near River Tyne submitted

Words: Laura Edgar
Brett Wharf / FaulknerBrowns Architects

A planning application for a residential-led mixed-use development that would be located on the banks of the River Tyne has been submitted to Gateshead Council.

The development, located in the Bridges Conservation Area, would deliver 262 apartments for the private rented sector.

It also comprises offices, retail units, cafés and restaurants.

Known as Brett Wharf, the proposals have been designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects on behalf of The High Street Group.

The proposals represent a phase in the development of the wider Gateshead Quayside from an industrial landscape to a cultural destination.

FaulknerBrowns explained that the Brett Wharf development will integrate the site back into the fabric of the Gateshead Quayside, while it has been designed to respect the lower pedestrian deck of the High Level Bridge at its closest point.

Niall Durney, senior associate at FaulknerBrowns, said: “This is a great opportunity to design a prominent piece of the Gateshead Quayside. With such a long narrow site next to the Grade I listed High Level Bridge we focused on breaking down the building into a series of well-crafted masonry blocks, stepping in height and width to animate the waterfront. The feedback we have received from Historic England has been extremely positive and this gives us great confidence as we progress the scheme.”

Image credit | FaulknerBrowns Architects

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