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New plans for £50m hotel submitted

Revised plans to create a £48m dual-branded hotel at the heart of Gateshead’s popular quayside have been submitted for approval.

CGI image of the new 350 room hotel at the heart of Gateshead Quays

The move sees an updated proposal by developers Ask:PATRIZIA to relocate the projected hotel, which will have 344 guest bedrooms across nine storeys, to a new 0.5 acre site on land at the corner of Quarryfield Road and Hawks Road. There, a hotel gym will be part of a package of guest services and facilities that will include restaurants, bars and business meeting rooms.

A network of pedestrian footpaths and crossings is also proposed to link the site to Gateshead Quays and the local town centre to the west with way finding signage provided between the town centre and the wider Gateshead Quays development.

Plans come as Gateshead Council bring forward the development of a 1,000-space multi-storey car park which is currently under construction on the neighbouring development plot to the east and will be available to hotel users once operational.

If it gets the green light from Gateshead Council planning committee in early 2023, the project would see upwards of 75 full time hospitality jobs created with an additional 40 new roles across the regional supply chain.

In addition, the hotel will accommodate 210,000 visitor nights per year, supporting a significant uplift in local tourism and spend – with an estimated £13m annual contribution being made to the local economy.

A spokesperson for the developers added:

“This is a prestigious project that will not only create new jobs and provide a boost for a great city centre location, but also offer a quality hospitality location where people can stay and experience the city and wider region at its best.”

Ask:PATRIZIA is a joint venture between Ask Real Estate Limited and PATRIZIA AG, the pan-European real estate investment partner, for the development of Gateshead Quayside.

Ask Real Estate Limited

Established in 2000, Ask has built a reputation for being a leader in multi-partner developments, featuring some of the most creative and bold concepts in regeneration, enjoying outstanding working relationships with both the public and private sector. The Manchester-based company now boasts a portfolio of 20 separate projects, comprising over 3 million sq ft of floorspace and generating an end value of £800 million.

While Ask is proud of its rich heritage in the North West, it has expanded into other regions having been chosen by Gateshead Council to partner with them on the delivery of The Sage (NewcastleGateshead), One Strawberry Lane in Newcastle, the 70,000 sq ft HQ for housing association Home Group and is also on site with phase 1 of Tower Works, a 245 unit BTR scheme in Leeds city centre.

Ask Real Estate is majority owned by the Richardson family business.


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