November 2012 – ‘Transformation through Adaptation’
+3 Architecture have just submitted a planning application to convert an existing office building into residential apartments in Newcastle City Centre. Eaga House was extensively refurbished and extended in the late 1990’s to create a 5 storey, 70,000sqft office building but the departure of the tenant allied to a downturn in the commercial office market created an opportunity to bring this building forward for redevelopment.
The proposal is to convert and adapt the existing building into 80 residential apartments with a large bar/restaurant use at ground floor level. The scheme incorporates a mix of refurbished existing structure with selective new rooftop and side extensions to create a highly efficient layout with a perimeter ribbon of apartments located around a central light well. The scheme includes an entirely new cladding system which will transform the appearance and image of the building and contribute to the ongoing regeneration of the Scottish Life House estate.