Pitt Street in Newcastle upon Tyne could see another new student development if plans are approved.
The street is close to St James’ Park football ground and very near to Newcastle University’s Business School development and St James’ Point Phase 1. (Phase 2 is currently under construction.) The latest development would occupy the site of food processing company Henry Hirst.
The flats will be spread over four and five storeys and house 65 students. The plans were submitted by Mario Minchella Architects on behalf of JSK Property Developments. If approved the Henry Hirst building and several yards would be demolished.
Three similar projects for the site have been proposed and all withdrawn or refused. A further set of plans to convert the existing building into offices was approved in 2008 but developers say it is “unclear” if they were ever implemented.
Pitt Street will also be home to a further two 12 storey student accommodation blocks on the site of the former Hill Court flats.
Henry Hirst, which has produced pork products since 1878 is currently based on a site in Benton.