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Newcastle Civic Centre plans approved

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Our proposals for the multi-million pound refurbishment of George Kenyon’s 1968 Grade II*-listed Newcastle Civic Centre have received planning approval from Newcastle City Council.

In the proposals, council services have been redistributed to promote greater operational efficiency and consolidation, which has allowed space for HM Courts and Tribunal Service to occupy areas of the Civic Centre, thereby optimising building use and generating commercial income for Newcastle City Council.

Within the plans a new identifiable entrance to the Civic Centre has been created to resolve existing circulation and security issues, and to positively promote the council to the city.

Nick Heyward, Project Director at FaulknerBrowns, said: “Our proposals for Newcastle Civic Centre were developed in response to the council’s aspiration to protect, preserve and enhance their unique heritage asset, extending its use as a civic facility and improving its environmental performance. Having received planning permission, we now look forward to ensuring the Civic Centre’s intended use is retained and that the significant listed features that make the building an icon of public services within the city, are preserved.”

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