£15m skyscraper to stand on old Quaker site

A view of Three from Osborne Road

This story has been corrected at 10am on July 16th

Jesmond Three Sixty, the residential development built by Jomast, could soon be expanded with an 18-storey skyscraper.

Potentially called “Three”, the skyscraper, along with “Two”, will be home to 85 apartments. Three will be built on the site of the former Quaker Meeting House, which was demolished in 2018.

Jomast and planning firm Lichfields ran a public consultation event at As You Like It on Thursday, July 11th to get feedback from the public about the plans.

Isobel Jackson, a senior planner with the firm, said that construction on the skyscraper could begin in 2020.

She added: “The project is about making it a key gateway site. It’s about doing something that’s a landmark this side of the city.”

Banners at the event said that the project would bring significant benefits to Newcastle. The apartments are being built for young professionals and graduates, a reflection of the growing size of Newcastle’s younger population.

Jomast’s Development Director, Adam Hearld, said: “It will create a landmark development which demonstrates that Newcastle is the ambitious and forward-thinking capital of the North East region, with aspirations for growth, reflected in high-quality and ambitious architecture.”  

Jomast said that Three – designed by local architects GT3 – will feature private doorstep gardens and terraces, as well as communal rooftop gardens giving residents panoramic views across the city. 

The 18-storey tower will be a total of 57 metres in height, making it the one of the tallest structures in the city – a crown held by the 82-metre high Hadrian’s Tower.

Along with the skyscrapers, Jomast is also developing a multi-storey car park. Once complete, the project is expected to cost more than £35m.