Chi seeks action to renovate The Cooperage

Chi seeks action to renovate The Cooperage

Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle Central, has written to the owners of The Cooperage, in the Close, near the Quayside in Newcastle, about the deep concerns of residents and visitors regarding the state of this historic and iconic medieval building.

Chi said:

“ Serious concerns about the condition of the Cooperage continue to be raised with me,  as despite scaffolding and covers, renovation works seem not to be in progress or near  completion.

“ I hope that if the current owners are unable to complete the necessary works at the Cooperage, then the property will be speedily sold to those able to revitalise this important and valued building.

Ms Onwurah has also written to the Minister for Heritage to seek support for early action to complete renovation works to the Cooperage.

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Information from Historic England:

32, Close (The Cooperage) –     Newcastle upon Tyne

One of a group of late-medieval buildings on the Newcastle-upon-Tyne water front. Sandstone ground floor, supporting timber-framed upper floors. Gabled front of one bay and three storeys, with jettied first and second floors. Originally a merchant house and more recently a public house and restaurant. The building is vacant and deteriorating due to a lack of maintenance.

© Historic England

UPDATE BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-58097841

 

 

 

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