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Malhotra Group plc regenerates North East buildings with £23 million HSBC uk funding

A prominent Newcastle company is regenerating areas of the city centre and North Tyneside through a programme of new developments and refurbishments thanks to a £23.16 million funding package from HSBC UK.

Malhotra Group is set to create 200 new jobs and grow its operations as its leisure division undertakes a number of significant developments using the funding.

Among these projects, the family-owned business will be transforming the site of the Sandpiper pub in Cullercoats, North Tyneside, into a much-needed mixed residential and commercial offering to regenerate the area. The development will see the construction of 13 private apartments with three well-known retailers on its ground floor, including a 4000 sq. ft. Co-Operative store.

The Group is also using the funding to redevelop its existing Market Lane site on Pilgrim Street in central Newcastle, as well as its New Northumbria Hotel property in Jesmond, which will have further residential apartments to the site.

Meenu Malhotra, chairman at Malhotra Group, said:

“We’re proud to play a role in reinvigorating the North East economy in the post-Covid era, after what’s been a challenging time for the hospitality industry. Our investment in these developments will breathe life back into some of Newcastle’s most iconic buildings as we rebrand some of our popular existing venues. We also look forward to transforming some redundant buildings into new residential space. ”

The company will begin all of these projects this year and expects them to reach completion within the next 36 months.

Ben Foster, Relationship Director at HBSC UK, added:

“Malhotra Group is a stand out operator in the North East for their much-loved and award winning bars, restaurants and hotels. We’re excited to support their plans to give their existing and new properties a new lease of life as they undertake ambitious regeneration plans in the North East and create jobs.”

Local law firm Muckle LLP worked on the transaction on behalf of Malhotra Group, while Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP acted for HSBC UK. Grant Thornton oversaw the financial due diligence for HSBC UK.