'Stylish sky bar' set to be built next to Newcastle United's iconic home as part of controversial Strawberry Place development

New details have been revealed about the controversial Strawberry Place development.

Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 3:24 pm
Strawberry Place outside St James's Park.
Strawberry Place outside St James's Park.

A £120million scheme for land next to the stadium, sold to developers for £9million by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, was approved a year ago despite a large number of objections from of fans.

The High Street Group development, called One St James’, includes a 200-room hotel. The Radisson RED Newcastle will open in 2023, and it will feature a “stylish sky bar” and an “open alfresco space on the roof”.

Radisson Hotel Group’s executive vice president and chief development officer Elie Younes said: “We are very excited to be part of the incredible cultural scene in Newcastle, bringing fun with a fresh, upscale hotel brand to the city centre. Radisson RED and Newcastle are a fantastic match.”

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