Hadrian's Tower Timelapse - September 2019

The latest Timelapse of High Street Residential's Hadrian's Tower on Rutherford Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.


9 Reasons to Live in Hadrian’s Tower

9 Reasons to Live in Hadrian’s Tower

Now that we have reached the top floor of the build of Hadrian’s Tower, we’re excited to share what it is like to live there. 

With high rise living and a world class lifestyle, here’s 9 reasons to make Hadrian’s Tower your home. 

1: Hadrian’s Tower has the fastest broadband in Newcastle 

Or possibly even the North East! As reported in BDaily News and featured in The Chronicle, Hadrian’s Tower is set to have the fastest WiFi connection in the land. 

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Not only is this perfect for gamers, streamers, and other WiFi extraordinaires, but a feature film will download in just one minute...So get ready to binge-watch like you’ve never binged before! Plus, if you work from home you’ll never need to worry about slow-loading programs again.

In fact, the ultra-fast full fibre optic cabling installed in the building will be 25 times faster than the UK average*, delivering speeds of 1Gbps (Gigabits per second). 

2: It’s not just a home, it’s a lifestyle

As cheesy as it sounds, Hadrian’s Tower really has been designed for the future. On top of the super-fast broadband, each tenant will have access to a tonne of facilities to make their day-to-day that little bit easier. Including a concierge, residents’ support, and Tower Tapp - the exclusive residents’ app.

The app will let you book cleaners, lock and unlock your door, turn up the heating, and book a table at your favourite haunt. More free time and less housework? Sounds like a winner to us!

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3: It’s the healthiest tower block in Newcastle 

In addition to the facilities mentioned, Hadrian’s Tower will also have its very own catering service. Residents can either pick it up from the venue directly, or pre-order it from home, or on the go.

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Plus, all food served will be clean, calorie controlled, and delicious. 

Simply order your meal from the residents’ app, choose your amounts (calories, macros, food groups, etc.), and pick it up.

For residents only, you can wave goodbye to the regular food shop, and say hello to quick, convenient, tasty meals that you didn’t have to slave over.

4: Coffee, coffee, coffee

Say goodbye to Costa and Starbucks, your new home has a coffee bar on the ground floor - perfect for those frosty Monday morning work-runs.

There will also be grab-and-go breakfast available every morning, with plenty of calorie controlled healthy options to get you started (and a few unhealthy ones too!)

Picture it; it’s December, you’re running late for work and you had a few too many wines at the residents monthly event last night - but a bacon buttie and piping hot coffee ready to pick up on your way out. The dream.

5: Hadrian’s Tower is a commuter’s dream 

Situated just two minutes from St. James’ Park, Newcastle Train Station, and less than 10 minutes pretty much every major public transport link in the city, it really is perfect for that work commute - whether you work outside or inside of Newcastle.

More importantly, you’re also smack bang in the centre of the friendliest city in the UK: ‘with heaps of culture [that] makes visitors soon feel like locals. The atmosphere in the Newcastle and beyond is hard to match, with a homey feel and locals who go the extra mile to welcome tourists.’

Of course, we’re not going to try and tell you how amazingly friendly Newcastle is as a city, you probably already live here. Isn’t it lovely?

6: It’s more than just a tower, it’s a community

In the true spirit of the Toon, its tallest tower will be community focused, emulating just how friendly the city at large is. 

Each resident will be able to attend community events like wine tasting nights, get to know your neighbour evenings, and yoga - among other things. All of which you can book from the Tower Tapp app.

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These groups will be set up with the aim of making sure that Hadrian’s Tower residents really do feel at home. Building vertical communities is the aim of The High Street Group, and as you may have noticed we aim high!

The tower will also have friendly building management staff to support residents with their needs, who will get to know each resident by name and greet you every day when you come back from work.

7: A room with a view

Have you ever seen Newcastle city centre from nearly one hundred metres up? If you have ever had the fortune to go up Grey’s Monument (do it, it’s amazing) imagine that, except it’s twice as high - and it’s the view from your living room. At full height, the tower is over 6 times taller than the Angel of the North itself!

Though the tower is still in the process of being built, it has already been nominated for several awards for the views alone. As low down as the seventh floor, you can see the entirety of Newcastle city centre with a simple turn of your head. 

Check out the views as reported by The Chronicle here.

8: The Sky Bar will be a sight to behold

At the top of the tower will be an incredible Sky Bar created with Laurent-Perrier. 

There’s nothing more we can say except imagine drinking a beautiful cocktail or glass of champagne after a hard day’s work to these views?

9: You’ll be a part of The High Street Club

Owned by The High Street Group, Hadrian’s Tower residents will have preferential access to the Group’s network of stunning bars, hotels, and restaurants - including the recently opened (and already hugely popular) Purple Peacock Newcastle. Residents will be able to pre-book tables or order food at Three 60, and will have preference for entry to Newcastle’s most exclusive champagne lounge

Residents will also be able to visit (and stay) in other buildings owned by the Group around the UK - AirBnB style. Fancy visiting the extended family over in Manchester? Stay at a stunning apartment in Middlewood Plaza at a preferential rate, and you’ll be just ten minutes from the city centre.

To learn more about the High Street life, check out our exclusive members club for investors, Club High Street.


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Invesco Forward Fund Holloway Head for £98 Million

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Invesco Forward Fund Holloway Head for £98 Million

Global real estate investment manager, Invesco, has completed the legal documents to forward fund a £98 million investment with us to deliver 484 Build to Rent units in the centre of Birmingham.

The project, Holloway Head, is being developed in partnership with our Residential arm, with the construction of the first phase (a 17 storey building) expected to begin later this year.

Located between Blucher Street, Gough Street, and Ellis Street, Holloway Head currently comprises a car park and the Girl Guides headquarters at Trefoil House. The development will benefit from close proximity to Birmingham’s Mailbox, Arena Central, and Concord House, which is home to the city’s most expensive apartment, as well as key transport links close to the planned HS2 terminal at Curzon Street.

This development joins our significant portfolio of ongoing developments in Birmingham; including Kent Street Baths, a £133 million development of 580 apartments in two phases, and Westminster Works – a £50 million, 8 storey development of 220 units.

On Holloway Head and Invesco

John German, Managing Director of Residential Investments at Invesco Real Estate stated: ‘Adding Birmingham to our growing portfolio is a great next step [for Invesco] due to its positive market outlook, growing reputation as a business destination and positive rental growth outlook. […] As with all of our development projects, we’re excited about the opportunity to provide a ‘best in market’ residential product for today’s rental market with units designed and built for purpose with our partner, High Street Residential.’

Our Chairman, Gary Forrest added ‘Birmingham is undergoing significant regeneration and represents a great place to invest. Local demand for professionally managed, purpose built rental accommodation is rising quickly. I am delighted that Invesco Real Estate as agreed to partner with us to develop Holloway Head. Like all our developments, it offers an extremely attractive opportunity for investors to take advantage of a non-volatile, high quality asset offering attractive long term returns.’

Rental demand in Birmingham

With house prices surging due to a chronic lack of housing, demand for rented city centre living among young professionals has been driven up in the last few years. However, there are just 5,579 rental units committed to Birmingham, versus the 74,767 in London and 23,320 in Manchester.

This, combined with the city being the youngest in Europe, and a hub for over 12,000 start-ups has led to the Group and High Street Residential paying particular attention to Birmingham.

To find out more about our developments in Birmingham or across the UK, visit our Developments website.


Hadrian's Tower Timelapse - August 2019

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Hadrian's Tower Timelapse - August 2019

A time lapse of High Street Residential’s Hadrian’s Tower on Rutherford Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.


High Street Hospitality invests £3.5m in sixth hotel

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High Street Hospitality invests £3.5m in sixth hotel

Our rapidly expanding hospitality business have begun work on the construction of its sixth hotel.

High Street Hospitality are investing £3.5m in the 1.5 acre plot, which is part of the Durham Gate retail project at Thinford in County Durham.

High Street Developments will aid in the construction of the 40 bedroomed hotel, with high quality restaurant, al fresco dining and a children’s play area, which it is hoped will open for business next summer.

It will become the fourth in the Hotel 52 chain – the others being in Stanley, Washington and Whitley Bay.

See more by clicking here.


New Collingwood Street Hotel wins approval

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New Collingwood Street Hotel wins approval

We’re delighted to announce that our plans for the Metropolitan Hotel has won the backing of the local Councillors in Newcastle.

Our £2m venue will also boast a brasserie, rooftop terrace and base entertainment studios.

The Brasserie will be called the Boardwalk which will be a 1920s themed restaurant that will which will be open from 6.30 am, with room for 80 diners, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, high tea and dinner.

The top floor will become The Terrace, an elegant space with a half retractable roof which will be heated in winter,turning it into a year-round destination, potentially for use by members only during the evenings, with entrance managed via a mobile phone app.

You can read more about this in the Chronicle by clicking here.


Plans submitted for Brett Wharf!

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Plans submitted for Brett Wharf!

Plans have been submitted outlining the proposed development of Brett Wharf on the site of the former oil depot on the banks of the river Tyne.

The plans will see the former site of Brett Oils Depot into an apartment building consisting of 264 separate residences.

The site in Gateshead will be turned into a range of one to three bedroom apartments, duplexes and penthouses.

You can find the latest news article about this project here.


Lenzie Sucess

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Lenzie Success

We are delighted to announce that we had a very successful event for our Lenzie development over the weekend. 

A staggering 9 properties were purchased on the spot, with the value coming in at over 3 million pounds. A huge thank you to everyone involved!


Taste the high life at the toon’s tallest tower

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Taste the high life at the toon’s tallest tower

We welcome local folk to a taste of the high life in Newcastle’s tallest building.

With around two thirds of the 162 apartments in the 27 storey Hadrian’s Tower pre-sold to institutional investors, we are staging an event on 14th and 15th September at St. James’ Park, in Newcastle, for those closer to home that may be interested in buying.

It will not only showcase the one and two bedroomed homes available but also the incredible three bedroomed penthouses and amazing views the 83 metre high landmark building has to offer.

With plans for a sky lounge and smart technology, supported by Newcastle’s fastest connectivity, the tower looks certain to be a sought after base for young professionals working in area’s high tech, health and science businesses.

Premium champagne house Laurent Perrier has also signed up as our partner in the sky lounge project and is working up designs with us for the facility, which will be known as Three 60.

Gary Forrest, our Chairman said: “For investors, the fact that the properties offer a guaranteed seven per cent yield is an attractive prospect. For those wanting to live in a vibrant, unique location, with simply stunning views, Hadrian’s Tower provides high rise living and world class lifestyle.”

Constructed by Tolent, the tower is designed for a 21st Century lifestyle.  This includes ultrafast full fibre optic cabling that will deliver connection speeds of up to 1Gbps (Gigabits per second) – around 21 times faster than the current Newcastle average and 25 times faster than the UK average*.

This will also support smart security and energy management within the building, delivering lower costs and lower carbon footprints.  Also being considered are smart apps that will allow residents to hire cars or cleaning services at the swipe of a screen.