Boost for plan to build new 14-storey tower in city centre.
Byline: DANIEL HOLLAND Local Democracy Reporter
ASTRIKING new city centre landmark could get the seal of approval from Newcastle council bosses this week.
Major plans for the imposing 14-storey Bank House office block (pictured left) on the site of the old Bank of England building in Pilgrim Street will go before councillors on Friday. Planning officials have recommended they be given the go-ahead.
It is hoped that the project, led by a property firm owned by billionaire brothers David and Simon Reuben, will act as an "important catalyst" for regeneration of the East Pilgrim Street area. But opponents to the scheme say that it will cause "substantial harm" to the character of the city centre, damaging views from historic locations.
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