The Grade II-listed Eldon Chambers will soon be converted into a hotel, with a bar and restaurant on the ground floor, giving fresh life to a four storey building which has only ever provided office space since its construction more than 180 years ago.
Chartered surveyor and property specialist Bradley Hall is now marketing this prime leisure accommodation for lease. Offers are invited in the region of £195,000 per annum.
Neil Hart, managing director at Bradley Hall, said: “Eldon Chambers is a fabulous opportunity for a leisure operator. This is a beautiful building, with bags of character, that will make a perfect boutique hotel in a great city location.”
Interior designers Collective Design, the Newcastle firm currently involved in a range of city centre leisure developments, drew up designs for the successful planning application, showing how the ground floor could be taken up with the restaurant and bar, while upper floors would have rooms, many with views over the River Tyne.
The property includes 14 car parking spaces to the rear of the building.
Bradley Hall has been marketing the empty building on behalf of its owners since law firm Blackett Hart & Pratt LLP left to move elsewhere. The legal firm, which trades as BHP Law, quit the building during a major restructure which saw it relocate elsewhere in the city centre.
Built in 1833, Eldon Chambers started life as a merchant traders’ office and has always accommodated office space. The building underwent a refurbishment in the 1920s when the interior was sub-divided to create separate offices, also adding the staircase, which the proposal intends to retain. Works planned include the removal of five internal walls to create a more open-plan space for the restaurant and bar to work together. Where possible, original walls have been retained and the original doorways at the front and back of the building are to remain the same.
- For general enquiries and viewing arrangements contact Neil Hart or Kristian Sorensen at Bradley Hall on 0191 232 8080.