Muse successfully delivered the Terry Farrell inspired masterplan based on a modern recreation of the historic ‘chares’ leading down to the River Tyne, and the development links the Newcastle Central and Lower Ouseburn conservation areas.
Initial works concentrated on site clearance and the establishment of a serviced and developable working platform. Following this, Muse proceeded with the development of eight separate building phases, creating 215,000 sq ft of CAT A offices in four separate buildings, a 1,100 space multi-storey car park, 30,000 sq ft of mixed bar, restaurant and leisure uses and a 124 bedroom boutique hotel for Malmaison.
Following the completion of the Millennium Bridge, regeneration spread across the river to Gateshead with the landmark development of the Baltic Contemporary Arts Centre and the Sage Gateshead (a music, conference and education centre) together with other new commercial and hotel developments.
Each of the buildings on Quayside has been individually designed, adding to the visual interest of this unique setting.
Around 2,500 jobs were created in the commercial, hotel and bar/ restaurant sectors, over and above the employment opportunities generated by the construction process itself.
Quayside provided the catalyst for the re-birth of the Newcastle city centre office market. This has in turn provided the step change necessary for further speculative office development elsewhere in the city centre.
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