Another step forward in development surrounding one of the city’s most iconic landmarks
(CGI Image opposite courtesy of Ryder Architecture)
A huge step forward has been taken for an innovative development in Newcastle that’s expected to boost the city's economy.
Work is now set to begin on the creation of a six-storey office block surrounding The Strawberry pub following the completion of an extensive survey by Silverstone Building Consultancy.
Silverstone was instructed to undertake the independent report on behalf of Bam Construction, prior to the firm commencing building works on the new Home Group HQ at Strawberry Place.
The survey included a thorough photographic schedule to detail the condition of neighbouring land and buildings adjacent to the site of the ambitious project. Vertical alignment surveys of the basements of both the pub and nearby Vita student building were also undertaken.
Michael Coulthard, senior chartered surveyor at Silverstone Building Consultancy, who completed the report for Bam, commented: “These were extensive surveys of a large and prominent site with the key purpose of recording the condition prior to the start of construction work to prevent the contractor from being liable for damage during or at the end of the project.
“In our experience contractors and developers prefer an independent third-party survey on large-scale projects such as this and at Silverstone we have a wealth of experience.”
Once complete, the new HQ building will feature a vast three-storey window which will overlook The Strawberry pub’s outdoor terrace and will become home to around 700 workers.
A wider £120million development plan is underway to help the area around St James’ Park, including new apartments, further offices, and a hotel.
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