Plans approved for new high end residential apartments on a former nurses’ home site

Newcastle City Council has approved plans to rescue an abandoned Newcastle West End nurses home from dereliction.

Plans to transform the abandoned Angel Heights on Westgate Road will bring this beautiful derelict building back to life as apartments.

The regeneration scheme, led by Jomast Developments will see the 1920s building converted into 57 flats with a further 12 duplex-style apartments built on old tennis courts to the rear of the site, which was formerly the Wingrove Nurses Home.

Angel Heights opened in 1925 and was originally used as accommodation for nurses working at Newcastle General Hospital, but having been left empty over recent years, it had fallen into a state of disrepair.

Council planning officers’ report on the proposals, concluded that the works will allow for the long-term future of the building to be secured whilst not harming its historic significance.

Robert Dibden, planning director at agent Lichfields’ Newcastle office, said: “We’re delighted planning permission has been granted. Jomast Developments can now move forward with their scheme to sensitively convert this historic building whilst meeting the urgent need for more quality housing in this part of Newcastle.
“The old nurses’ home has now been vacant for a number of years and has fallen into an increasingly dilapidated state. With huge pressures on the housing sector and a desperate need for more properties to provide young people with good-quality accommodation in this part of the city, this is a fantastic residential scheme which will bring a valued historic building back to life and provide homes for young, aspirational professionals.”
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