Desco were appointed to design the mechanical and electrical services on the new, 83 metre building, ‘Hadrians Tower’ in the centre of Newcastle, creating a landmark for the city.
Known as one of the most iconic projects ever undertaken in Newcastle, the development has regenerated a derelict brownfield site in the city’s famous conservation area that lay vacant for over a decade. The project comprises the construction of a 26-storey reinforced concrete tower block containing 162 high specification apartments, comprising of 54 one-bedroom units, 102 two-bedroom units and 6 luxurious three-bedroom units, offering a premium living experience in Newcastle’s must luxurious new community.
Each apartment has stunning floor to ceiling windows looking out across the Newcastle skyline, fully fitted kitchens with appliances, smart heating and connections to the fastest megabyte broadband speeds in the North East. Not only setting the record as the city’s tallest building, it has also set the standard for a new concept of luxury living in the region, branded ‘hometel’. The development also features 3SIXTY, a champagne and cocktail lounge on the 26th floor, offering panoramic views of the city and the mezzanine floor is home to specially created coffee house, Hadrian’s & Co.
Residents can access a wide range of services and benefits designed to make their lives easier and their time at Hadrian’s Tower more relaxing, healthy and enjoyable. Through a dedicated app, which links to the 24/7 concierge, residents can book housekeeping services, arrange dry cleaning and laundry, turn up the heating or book a table at venues across the city. The high quality, estate managed accommodation will help to retain top professionals in Newcastle supporting the cities ambition to develop world-leading expertise in science and emerging technologies. The building has been designed to enhance views of the listed Printworks building from St James’ Boulevard as well as improving connectivity between the city centre and the Science Central site. Significant improvements are also proposed to the public spaces surrounding the site to create an uplifting environment for the new and existing communities.
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