This ten acre site adjacent to Newcastle’s Central Station is so named because George and Robert Stephenson had their drawing offices and workshops here - it was the birthplace of the famous ‘Rocket’ locomotive amongst other industrial innovations.
Southern Green has been involved in this complex development since 2005 since Clouston Group took a decision to place the creation of place and quality of the environment at the heart of the proposals. The historic sensitivities of the site coupled with ambitious plans for design and art of the highest quality, resulted in a complex design process involving presentations to the CABE review panel in London and detailed negotiations with English Heritage and other stakeholders.
The final masterplan includes residential, commercial, restaurant and retail facilities together with two hotels, an art gallery and exhibition space, drawn together by a cohesive series of high quality public open spaces with a water feature focal point. Detailed planning permission was granted and plans for the first phase of development for a high class hotel, office buildings and public square are now underway.