Newcastle Gateshead Quays



An iconic mixed use development on the River Tyne.


To support the regional ambitions for business and visitor growth by creating a vibrant new waterfront location and improve connectivity with the wider area.


The new waterfront complex at Newcastle Gateshead Quays will host international conferences and exhibitions as well as music and cultural events, and will be operated by renowned venue management group, ASM Global. The scheme also includes a dual branded hotel together with bars and restaurants. The site is just minutes from Newcastle City Centre and is expected to provide a £60m boost to the regional economy and create over 2,000 jobs in the hospitality and leisure sector.

Coming soon:

  • 12,500 seat arena
  • Conference and exhibition centre
  • Dual branded hotel
  • Bar/restaurants
  • Extensive public realm




587,000 sq ft

end value


public partner

Gateshead Council

private partner



Planning consented

due for completion

Spring 2024


Sir Robert McAlpine
Development Manager
Project Manager

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Project Updates

December 15, 2021

Enabling works begins at NewcastleGateshead Quays

We’re pleased to report that enabling works have now begun.  This is a significant step forward for developing the site, with BAM appointed to do the initial preparation works including installation of hoardings.

Full construction work will begin next year.

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July 15, 2021

Check out our new website

A new website has been launched for NewcastleGateshead Quays, the £260m arena, conference and exhibition centre which is situated on the NewcastleGateshead Quayside due to open in 2024.

Designed and built by Newcastle-based brand agency Cool Blue, the website provides people with all the information they need about the exciting moments ahead as the development starts to take shape and they can learn more about planned events and experiences when NewcastleGateshead Quays opens for business in 2024. People can sign up to receive regular newsletter bulletins to keep up to speed with progress and can also follow the project across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Linked In using @NGQuays.

April 19, 2020

Accor chooses NewcastleGateshead Quays

We are delighted to confirm that the dual branded hotel will feature a 187 room Novotel which will be the brand’s newest design as well as a 140 room ibis with a vibrant public space and lounge.  Appealing to a broad range of customers and forming an integral part of the scheme, the hotel will have direct access into the conference and exhibition centre which is a key consideration particularly for event organisers when choosing a venue.

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