Pearl Assurance Building, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

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Date Built
7 New Bridge Street West Newcastle upon Tyne
A planning application was approved with condition in 2011 for the redevelopment of the Pearl Assurance Building.  The application stated that, "Pearl Assurance House will be refurbished to maintain its commercial viability as office space. Work to the building includes the internal refurbishment of floors two through to eight and a redesign of the entrance lobby, which includes the external glazed doors.  Externally, the Parapet above the eighth floor will be overclad in polycarbonate and backlit. Similarly, an entrance canopy, also clad in polycarbonate and backlit, is proposed to aid the location of the entrance. All windows on floors two through to eight are to be replaced with low u-value units.  The second floor will receive an additional glazed atria, which will create much needed natural light into its deep floor plan."