Downing Plaza Construction (Former S&N Breweries Site)

Downing Plaza, next to Newcastle United FC’s St James’s Park ground, is a mixed use scheme on the site of the former Scottish and Newcastle brewery.

The city council has granted planning consent for the biggest development in the city since 1973.

It will create six new iconic buildings offering luxury residential and office space, a 200-bed 4 star-plus hotel, a 462-bed student village, retail space and public areas

More information and pictures of what it will look like when finished are here Downing Plaza.

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More photos as and when.

More information:
Skyscraper City - Downing Plaza. Plans, sketches and all the information you could want to know at this site.
Business School to move to £200m Downing Plaza
Boutique hotel on former brewery HQ opens


LCM Images said...

Thanks for all the pics Steve!

It's always a pleasure to check your site every few days, to see what else is changing back home.

ILuvNUFC said...

No problem bud. I must get along there soon to get some more snaps as I think the hotel has opened recently.

Trần Ngọc Tuấn said...

The fotos are great!! Its fantastic that you update the development of the city very often, if theres a chance i'd like to go along woth you to take photos and learn ur experience too :)

ILuvNUFC said...


Drop me an email to -

Anonymous said...

Fantastic, such a lot of effort you must have put in to get all these, thanks for the dedication you show to your subject.

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks. It had been a while since I'd snapped this, almost forgot!