Pendower Hall opened its doors to a number of Councilors from the West End of Newcastle recently, to give them a sneak peek at progress on site.

Currently undergoing renovation, the Grade II listed building is all set to be a combination of business community and events venue when it opens its doors following extensive works.

And as preparatory works start to make a difference to the previously dilapidated building and the archaeological dig on site comes to a close, the new owners were keen to share the progress.

Cllr Jeremy Beecham and Cllr Rob Higgins were delighted to be given a tour of the site to see how the stunning 19th Century building is being brought back to life.

David Redhead of Pendower Hall, talked them through the next stages of the project:

“It was a good time to welcome Rob and Jeremy onto the site, so they can see the progress and the lengths we are going to in restoring a part of the area’s history. We were particularly excited to display some of the artifacts of the archaeological dig, which has uncovered new Roman history and we now know this was an industrial are in the 2nd Century.

“The preparatory works and the archaeological dig have been done to the highest standard and we are now looking forward to the next stages of development with our eyes firmly set on being open in 2020, all being well.”

Pendower Hall has been well received by the local community, with 150 children from local schools having already visited and over 40 brides-to-be having expressed interest for bookings as soon as the Hall is ready!

Both councilors are excited to see Pendower Hall restored and enjoyed seeing the CGI’s of how the building will look, saying it was just what the area and Newcastle city needs.

Cllr Rob Higgins said:

“The transformation is marvelous. This building is a vested part of the history of Benwell and I for one am delighted to see it having life breathed back into it.”

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