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Daniel Holland

Major six-storey apartment complex plans revealed for Ouseburn to replace industrial units

New plans have revealed the latest apartment development that could be coming to Ouseburn.

A major housing complex could be built in Lime Street, under proposals lodged with Newcastle City Council. The designs showcase plans to demolish a set of industrial buildings and replace them with 57 flats in a crescent-shaped building up to six storeys tall.

Planning documents submitted by developers Property@Lime St and Xsite Architecture state that the existing buildings on the site, most recently used as a storage and distribution space for Wylam Brewery, do not offer “significant evidential, historic or communal value”.

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They add: “Clearance of the 7-45 Lime Street site and its redevelopment represents a significant change at a key location within the Lower Ouseburn Valley. Conservation involves managing change to a significant place in its setting in ways that sustain, reveal or reinforce its cultural and natural heritage values.

“The design of the development has been approached with the aim of not doing harm to the significance of the site, its setting and the wider Conservation area, where possible, further revealing the site’s heritage values and also making a positive contribution to the ongoing sustainable regeneration of the Ouseburn Valley. All this must be achieved while ensuring the viability of the scheme is not compromised.”

The proposed apartment can be seen in the centre of this image of the Ouseburn Valley (Xsite Architecture)

The development, which also includes three shops on the ground floor of the complex, would also feature public art – promising to commission different artists to create unique pieces for the different blocks within the building.

The planning application adds: “The Valley of today is characterised by varied, often small scale independent business (re)use of existing building stock. This makes for an irregular and characterful patchwork of ground floor elevations – shopfronts, rollershutters, single front doors in brick facades. The proposal seeks to add to this character with the design of the commercial shopfronts and residential building entrances, the courtyard and the active frontage provided by commercial, residential and ancillary uses. A programme of site specific artwork is proposed to be integrated into the entrances and cores of each of the 4 residential blocks.”

The Ouseburn Valley has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years, with its industrial past giving way to new developments that have made it one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods.

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