Developers have submitted a planning application for the Â£260m redevelopment of Gateshead Quays.
The proposed development will include a 12,500 capacity arena, an international conference centre and restaurants.
The plans have been submitted by Ask:PATRIZIA, which is a joint venture between Ask Real Estate Limited and PATRIZIA AG.
Gateshead Council will be submitting a planning application later this year for a multi-storey car park on Baltic Quarter to service the development.
An announcement on the hotel operator is expected to be made in the coming weeks and the new complex is set to open 2023.
â€˜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,â€™ said Ask Real Estateâ€™s managing director, John Hughes.
â€˜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.â€™
Award-winning global architect, HOK, is designing the overall masterplan for the site, conference and exhibition centre and 12.500 capacity arena while AHR Architects are designing the hotel which forms part of the masterplan.
The project team also includes – project manager and contract administrator, Legends International; Lichfields, planning consultants; Gardiner and Theobald, QS; ARUP, structural engineers/ M&E and Vectos for transport planning.
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