A new milestone has been reached in the construction of the much-anticipated Crowne Plaza Newcastle – Stephenson Quarter hotel, with the completion of the building’s seven story atrium overlooking Central Station.
Made from 114 panes of glass, the structure is more than 25 metres tall, offering panoramic views of Newcastle from all levels.
Soon, a 17 metre high chandelier - comprising 156 poly-carbon globes, suspended on wires at different heights - will be added, forming the centrepiece of the atrium.
The hotel’s general manager, Andrew Fox, said: “It’s very exciting to see the hotel coming together and some features looking even more impressive than I expected.
“Standing on the top floor of the hotel and being able to look over Newcastle’s city centre through the now-complete atrium is breathtaking.
“The building works are on schedule for a July opening, so I feel very grateful to be working with such experienced property developers as Clouston Group.”
Andy Grey, manager at project managing consultancy Faithful+Gould, added: “It’s great to see a hotel of this scale coming to the city. Since I started working on the Crowne Plaza Newcastle project I’ve been amazed by its ambitious designs.
“The atrium is already a very impressive element and adding to that we’re fitting in a bespoke chandelier that weighs over 220 kilos and is 2.3 metres in diameter. Once complete, these two features alone will be a great attraction to the luxurious hotel.”