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Newcastle members take a tour of Bank House

CIOB Newcastle Hub members take the tour of Bowmer & Kirkland’s Bank House site

After two years without any physical site visits, due to covid, members of the CIOB Newcastle Hub took a tour of Bank House, on Pilgrim Street in Newcastle-upon-Tyne at the end of January.

The redevelopment of the former Bank of England site at the junction of Pilgrim Street and Swan House roundabout will see construction of Bank House, a 14-storey, 120,000 sq ft Grade A landmark office building, with ground-floor retail, which will form the catalyst for the wider East Pilgrim Street Regeneration Area development proposals.

The project is being constructed by Bowmer & Kirkland for Taras Properties. 

Tom Kirk, design manager with Bowmer & Kirkland, took the 15 visitors through the history of the project, the detail of what was being constructed and a bit of history about the land they were building on.

The site was formerly home to the Bank of England in a building that was constructed in the late 1960s but lay empty for some years before being demolished in 2012.

The main building has spectacular views of Newcastle as well as the Cheviot Hills in the distance. Kirk and design manager Hollie Statham answered questions throughout.

Another visit is planned for later in the year as Bank House nears handover.

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