NZ2463 : Vita Student, Westgate Road, Newcastle

taken 1 year ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Vita Student, Westgate Road, Newcastle
Vita Student, Westgate Road, Newcastle
Another block of luxury student accommodation in Newcastle city centre close to Central Station.

Select Property Group has developed the eight-storey block (using the main contractor, Carillion) containing 259 studio apartments and six two-bedroom flats on land once occupied by Westgate House, a concrete carbuncle knocked down seven years ago following a campaign calling for its demolition NZ2463 : 44 Westgate Road, Newcastle

Trevor Moore, CEO of Vita Student, said: “Whilst the number of purpose built student accommodation developments in Newcastle is on the rise, so are student numbers. Even when the current developments are open we estimate that there will still be 30,000 students that do not have access to such accommodation.”
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The building to the left of George Stephenson's Monument (with his back to Central Station) is the Union Rooms NZ2463 : Union Rooms, Westgate Road. New metal railings erected for pedestrian safety on the monument's island feature a castle motif reflecting that of the Castle Keep NZ2563 : Castle Keep, Newcastle and the Three Castles emblem of the city.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 January, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 4 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Housing, Dwellings  Educational sites  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  Construction, Development 
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Apartment Block 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2478 6398 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.1897N 1:36.8673W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 24722 63946
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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