Hadrian’s Tower transformed into a beacon of appreciation for NHS workers

The High Street Group has illuminated Newcastle’s tallest building, Hadrian’s Tower, in NHS blue as a show of appreciation for the hard work of frontline health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To coincide with the growing social movement, Clap for Carers, which salutes NHS staff and other key workers, on Thursday 9 April, three sides of the 83-metre tall skyscraper were bathed in blue lights, along with a message of thanks projected onto the building.

The symbolic beacon of appreciation could be seen from miles around Newcastle as the blue lights shone in three directions from the majority of Hadrian Tower’s 27 storeys.

Hadrian’s Tower, which is currently under construction in Rutherford Street, will feature 162 luxury apartments, a roof top champagne lounge with 360-degree panoramic views of the city, exceptional broadband speeds and a range of services for residents including a concierge and a dedicated catering service.

Hadrian’s Tower illuminated for the NHS

Gary Forrest, Chairman of The High Street Group, said: “The NHS and its amazing staff, along with all key workers across the country, are doing an outstanding job and we wanted to show our appreciation for their continued efforts.

“The illumination of Hadrian’s Tower sent a clear message on behalf of the entire community of Newcastle that we are immensely proud of the dedication and commitment being shown by the country’s frontline health workers during this very challenging time.”

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