Proposed Mixed Use Development
Aspect Landscape Planning Ltd were instructed to assess the landscape and visual issues, and prepare the strategic masterplan and landscape strategy relating to the comprehensive mixed use redevelopment of Newcastle General Hospital. The original scheme was refused in 2009 following which Aspect were commissioned as part of a new consultant team.
The development includes retail, new medical centre, public realm enhancements and linear parks. The strategic landscape masterplan was developed in conjunction with the design and planning consultant team, and Aspect prepared detailed linear parks and public realm proposals to enhance the existing links and create a robust landscape strategy to integrate the development. The work also included a comprehensive tree strategy and negotiation of the relocation of a listed wall as well as the removal of a number of TPO trees with the key treescape along frontages retained. The linear park and extensive areas of public realm were included as an integral part of the proposals designed to link publically the large open spaces of Nun’s Moor to the north of the existing hospital with the major arterial links along Westgate road and the river.
The extensive mixed use redevelopment of the hospital site was successfully granted approval by Newcastle City Council in January 2011.
Planning Issues: Original scheme refused, extensive redevelopment site, landscape and visual impact, public realm proposals and linkages, TPO removals, Listed wall relocation.