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INNSiDE Melia Hotel

A brand new, 161-bed, continental style hotel situated on the west end of Newcastle’s Quayside.

Front Terrance facing the Quayside


Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom


Union Property Services Ltd



The hotel breathes new life into the Quayside and is a leading example of re-purposing an un-occupied site. The building design draws on the industrial heritage of the area, with the building’s brickwork and materials reflecting that. The hotel features an open living lounge with a bar and restaurant, conference facilities, fitness lounge and a covered car park.

The project had complex ground conditions including several lines of existing and historic quay wall structures alongside major sewer infrastructure. Extensive monitoring and surveys were required to ensure this was appropriately understood and factored into the design and construction.

Our structural work involved development of a steel podium structure reaching up to the first floor. A pavilion roof level was designed with the floors being constructed of lightweight steel framing.

Key fact

The pattern used on the hotel reception desk replicates those found on the High-Level Bridge.


Key fact

The hotel features stunning panoramic views of the Quayside from the living lounge and outdoor terrace.


Key fact

The hotel features one of the first restaurants by celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo.


Duncan Cox stood in front of a green plant wall

Duncan Cox

Partner, Structural Engineering

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Our contributions on projects across the Quayside have helped shape it into one of the UK’s leading riverside destinations.



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