Regenerating an area of Newcastle’s quayside that had been neglected for some time, the Trinity Gardens masterplanning exercise was a design for a mixed development to create a focal point for the quayside.
The area provided many conservation challenges. Apart from being a designated conservation area in its own right, it was directly adjacent to a number of listed buildings and part of the City Wall, a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Topographically, the ground rose at 1:7 to the west of the site and to the north, a vertical brick retaining wall rises up 12 metres to the road above.
The solution is a central hub, around which a set of apartments, an 81 bedroom hotel, Grade A office space and a 500 space multi storey car park with 7,000ft² retail space provide residents and visitors with a truly complementary array of buildings and give the area a true sense of place..
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