Hotel under way

Hotel under way

Award-winning engineers Desco express delight at progress on £200m Stephenson Quarter development in Newcastle City Centre.
The Sunderland firm has provided the M&E designs for the £200m development on 10 acres behind Newcastle Central Station. First phase construction includes a 251 bed four-star+ Crowne Plaza Hotel and conference centre, also a combined 357 space multi-storey car park and 35,000sq ft of Grade A office space.

Developers are Silverlink, the builders Miller Construction.

Funding is by way of Newcastle City Council, RBS, Aviva and the NE LEP. Desco director George Gifford says: It’s great to start to see progress.”