Newcastle-based company, The Malhotra Group has submitted plans to expand the New Northumbria Hotel in Jesmond with an investment of £3.5m.
The proposed development would see the popular bar, restaurant and hotel increase bed numbers by a fifth with the creation of new longer-stay style apartments, complete with kitchenettes, plus an upgrade for all its existing 55 bedrooms.
The plans would also see the creation of the area’s first gin house, which would be located to the rear of the hotel’s Scanlini’s restaurant.
The Malhotra Group, which operates care, leisure and commercial property divisions, has appointed the Newcastle office of national planning, design and economics consultancy Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP) to take forward the planning application on its behalf.
Work on the existing hotel and restaurant would make way for 12 new bedrooms, including the apartment-style styles, bringing the total number of rooms at The Northumbria Hotel up to 67.
Following a public consultation, the plans will be submitted to Newcastle County Council, and if given the go ahead, work will start in early 2017.