Moxy Hotel at Newcastle Helix secures planning approval
The scheme was brought forward by the international developer who invests in major business locations across the UK and Europe. After seeing the potential in Newcastle, Vastint was keen to design, build, and operate a hotel on Newcastle Helix, adding the city to their portfolio of hotels across Europe.
First Moxy in the North East of England
This will be the first Moxy Hotel in the North East of England. A boutique-hotel concept, Moxy is a fresh and innovative brand combining stylish design at an affordable price, bringing a new style of hotel to Newcastle. The boutique hotel, which will be located immediately to the south of the Lumen office building, will feature café and bar uses with associated cycle parking.
Matthijs den Teuling, Development Manager at Vastint Hospitality, said: “This is a significant step in our plans to bring Moxy to Newcastle. We think the design makes a great statement for its prime location.
Matt Verlander, Planning & Development Director at Avison Young, said: “The scheme represents a further key component of Newcastle Helix on a prominent gateway site to the city.”
Chris Turnbull, Director in the Avison Young Building team, said: “We are delighted to have project managed the scheme through to a successful conclusion for both Vastint Hospitality and Newcastle Helix.”
Another significant milestone for Helix
Councillor Ged Bell, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Transport at Newcastle City Council said: “The approval of a new Moxy Hotel by the planning committee marks yet another significant milestone for Newcastle Helix. It will not only enhance its living, leisure, and business offer it will support economic recovery with the creation of new jobs, sustainable regeneration, and continued investment in our hard-hit tourism sector. This new hotel will be surrounded by innovation, businesses, people, and culture and will add to our accommodation offer to the millions of people who visit us every year.
“Newcastle Helix is a place where people and businesses from across the globe connect, innovate, and come together. It has supported our city’s resilience and recovery through innovation and the growth of key sectors and is playing a vital role in our economic recovery. We are thrilled that we will have such a unique international brand on site, adding to the Newcastle Helix visitor experience and position as a place to collaborate, innovative, work and enjoy.”
Image credit: Moxy Hotel Front main visual (Apto Architects)