Newcastle plots Northumberland Street revival

Published:  26 March, 2017

Cushman & Wakefield and FaulknerBrowns Architects appointed

Newcastle City Council and NE1 have appointed the consultants to produce a strategy to transform the city’s Northumberland Street area in a bid to become a top European retail and leisure destination.

A number of interventions to boost footfall to the area, which is home to department store Fenwick, will be considered, including enhancements to the existing public realm as well as other opportunities to transform its role as a key driver of the wider City.

John Percy, partner and head of Cushman & Wakefield’s retail development team, saids: “It is rare to have such a great opportunity to help develop and implement a strategy to drive the performance of this unique part of this striking city. High street shopping is changing, and the scale of commitment and ambition to keep Northumberland Street at the heart of Newcastle’s commercial landscape is clearly presenting an opportunity in the city.”

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