projectCrowne Plaza Stephenson Quarter

locationNewcastle-upon-Tyne, UK


The anchor development of this large scale regeneration of a 90000m² city centre site in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, is the luxury ‘4 star plus’ Crowne Plaza hotel.

Desco delivered the M&E design for the hotel as part of the first phase of the development, alongside ‘The Rocket’ Grade A commercial office development and a 360 space multi-storey car park. We worked closely with the hotel operator Intercontinental Hotels Group to discuss and understand their brand standards, vision and expectations for the new hotel which comprises 250 bedrooms and suites together with extensive business, hospitality and conference facilities and a leisure club with swimming pool.

The overall Stephenson Quarter development is on a culturally important site and derives its name from the original workshops used by railway pioneer George Stephenson to build the Rocket, still located on the site. As well as the Crowne Plaza, Rocket office and multi-storey car park, subsequent phases will deliver additional commercial offices, an exhibition and events venue, residential apartments and retail facilities.

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hotel & leisure