Gateshead Quays Arena Submitted

Gateshead Council’s development partner “Ask:PATRIZIA”, has submitted a full planning application for the £260m arena, conference and exhibition centre on Gateshead Quays.

Located directly opposite the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and at the heart of Newcastle Gateshead Quayside, Gateshead Arena will stand shoulder to shoulder with the iconic Sage Gateshead and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; just minutes from Newcastle City Centre.

The scheme will include a 12,500 capacity arena, an international conference and exhibition centre, a dual branded hotel, restaurants, and extensive areas of public realm by Planit-IE. Sited in a prominent location on the Gateshead waterfront, the development will create a new cultural and social destination for the local area. In conjunction with the Baltic Flour Mill and Sage Gateshead, the site will form a hub of world-class entertainment venues. This offer is extended into the public realm with flexible external event spaces, elevated viewpoints offering panoramic views across the River Tyne, and intimate seating areas. The green infrastructure will act as a linking element to create a cohesive and legible campus, with biodiversity and sustainability driving the design.‘Ask:PATRIZIA’ is a joint venture between Ask Real Estate Limited and PATRIZIA AG, for the development of Gateshead Quayside.

Commenting on behalf of the partnership John Hughes, managing director of Ask Real Estate said: “We have undertaken a programme of public consultation with local stakeholders and neighbours which has informed our plans for Gateshead Quays and we are pleased that we are now able to take this through to the final stage of the planning process.

“Our appointed contractors Sir Robert McAlpine have been engaging with the technical teams and with the arena operator ASM Global and we have signed-off stage 2 designs for what will be a world-class events destination. We are hopeful that the scheme will achieve full planning consent later this year and look forward to delivering this superb facility for the North East as soon as possible.”

Gateshead Arena and convention centre were designed by architects HOK, AHR Architects designed the dual-brand hotel and public realm proposals were developed by Planit-IE. The wider design team includes; Project Manager and Contract Administrator, Legends International, Legends International; Planning Consultants, Lichfields; QS, Gardiner and Theobald; with Structural Engineers/M&E by ARUP, and transport planning by Vectos. Sir Robert McAlpine is the appointed Contractor and the facility will be operated by ASM Global.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]