Work has started this week on Pendower Hall, which was granted much-awaited planning permission in July.

Pendower Hall Limited has now appointed New Forest Developments as the Principle Contractor overseeing the renovation of the fabulous Grade II listed building in Benwell, Newcastle.

Now on site, the first phase of works is to ensure the stability and soundness of the hall is immediately prioritised.

Project manager, David Redhead, explained the works and the appointment:

“We are delighted to appoint New Forest Developments as the Principle Contractor. It is great news that they have started on site this week. We appointed them as they displayed the relevant experience and a true understanding of what we want to achieve with Pendower Hall.

“The first phase of works is of a repertory nature to the existing building. Main works will follow early next year, meaning in total, we are looking at around a two year build.”

Initial works to the Grade II listed building will be to areas that will become office space and meeting rooms, creating an innovative business community.

Also planned for the development is a stunning Great Hall, which will hold up to 450 people at weddings, conferences and other events.

David Charlton, managing director of New Forest Developments, said:

“The plans and the vision for the Hall make it an exciting project and we are delighted to be now working on it.

“My team and I really look forward to making the dream become reality and to be instrumental in both saving and transforming this 1867 building!”

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