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January 20, 2018

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Grade II listed Jesmond buildings put under the heritage spotlight

Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall and Lodge are being put under the heritage spotlight as the City Council looks to set up a campaign to preserve and develop the site for generations to come.

The properties were gifted to the people of Newcastle upon Tyne over 130-years ago (in 1883) by Sir William George Armstrong with the deed stating they should be used for lectures, recitals, concerts, banquets and meetings under the themes of the arts, literature, science or education.

The campaign is aimed at protecting two of Newcastle’s best loved heritage assets with an open invitation [Expressions of Interest] to businesses, groups and organisations, who might have a range of exciting ideas to help refurbish and breathe new life into the buildings but in keeping with the wishes of Sir William Armstrong.

Councillor Kim McGuinness, cabinet member for culture and communities at Newcastle City Council, said: “Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall and Lodge are etched into the heritage of the City as widely respected examples of classical Victorian architecture. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to breathe new life into the much-loved buildings and help to secure their future whilst remaining true to their original ideology and purpose.

“We’re committed to this original purpose, it was Sir William Armstrong’s wish that the park and its buildings serve the City, that they should be places to facilitate art and creativity and to empower people with knowledge and education. We very much look forward to receiving creative suggestions over the coming months to complement our Green Flag Awarded park.”

The campaign will allow people to creatively think about how to best use the ingredients of location, assets, heritage and future income, with any development being subject to planning and Listed Building Consent.

If you feel passionately about Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall and Lodge, and would like to submit your plans and intentions for the site please download the application pack from the following website www.newcastle.gov.uk/communityassetlist

The summary of the Deed of Gift from Sir William Armstrong, an information sheet and a site plan are available through the link.

The expressions of interest will be open for an eight-week window.

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