LEISURE & TOURISM – CLAYTON STREET, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
PLANS TO TURN EMPTY NEWCASTLE CITY CENTRE RETAIL UNIT INTO BAR AND MUSIC VENUE WERE APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY BY NEWCASTLE PLANNING COMMITTEE.
The Grade II listed property was a former furniture retail unit which occupied three floors. We secured consent for an exciting new bar with live music and casual dining venue in a Grade II Listed building at 36-40 Clayton Street, Newcastle. This application was for a change of use from retail to a bar with live music in the Central Conservation Area with the main challenges relating to the retention of an active frontage along Clayton Street and noise.
The challenges faced included the implications of the noise environment and potential impact on noise sensitive properties. A full noise mitigation scheme was proposed which took account of the intervention with the listed fabric.
We worked hard with the developer and Newcastle City Council to ensure that the scheme was of a high quality and would enhance the setting of a Conservation area.