Plans to transform a key site in Newcastle city centre with a £50m mixed-use development are set to go before planners.
Marrico Asset Management LLP have submitted their plans for land in the shadow of St James’ Park, which will see the area around St James Metro Station redeveloped for offices, flats, student accommodation and a range of ground flood retail premises.
The Journal and Chronicle were first to reveal Doncaster-based Marrico’s intentions to develop land in the shadow of St James’ Park after original, and well advanced, plans for a hotel, retail and housing complex collapsed in August when it emerged the club’s owner, Mike Ashley, had decided to look into other options for the land himself.
The new proposals – drawn up by Newcastle architects Faulkner Browns – include substantial improvements to landscaping within and around the Strawberry Place site, including the Sir Bobby Robson Memorial Garden, for which the Yorkshire development firm has worked in consultation with Lady Elsie Robson and the Bobby Robson Foundation.
Mark Barnes, managing director of developers Marrico LLP said: “Having previously delivered the successful Central Square mixed use development in Leeds City Centre, we recognised the potential for the Strawberry Place site to bring forward a high quality mixed use development which is anchored by Grade A office space with a range of complimentary uses and high quality public spaces.
One of the documents submitted to Newcastle City Council by Marrico Asset Management LLP regarding development next to St James’ Park in NewcastleOne of the documents submitted to Newcastle City Council by Marrico Asset Management LLP regarding development next to St James’ Park in Newcastle…