Spanish City, Whitley Bay

Spanish City, Whitley Bay.
Spanish City, Whitley Bay. Credit: Andrew Heptinstall

North East RIBA Regional Award 2019

ADP for North Tyneside Council
Contract value: £10m
GIA: 3,385m²
Cost per m²: £2,954

Close to ruin, Spanish City was a local landmark that had opened in 1910 as a concert hall, restaurant, roof garden and tearoom. The brief to the design team was to restore, refurbish, regenerate and revive the grade II listed structure in line with North Tyneside Council’s £36m seafront masterplan. The rotunda has been returned to its original splendour, and lost features including balustrading, plasterwork and glazing were reconstructed from photographic records. New glassed-in loggias on the first floor  house restaurants, bars and function rooms.

  • Spanish City, Whitley Bay.
    Spanish City, Whitley Bay. Credit: Andrew Heptinstall
  • Spanish City, Whitley Bay.
    Spanish City, Whitley Bay. Credit: Andrew Heptinstall
  • Spanish City, Whitley Bay.
    Spanish City, Whitley Bay. Credit: Andrew Heptinstall
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