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Restoration of Byzantine House up for design awards

The restoration and conversion of the historic Byzantine House in Jesmond has been nominated for two prestigious design awards.

Located on Eskdale Terrace, Byzantine House was recently converted into 10 one and two-bed apartments and mews by local developer Provenance Developments.

The project has been nominated for best conversion/refurbishment and best housing development in this year’s Lord Mayor’s Design Awards, which have run every two years since 1994 with the aim of promoting the best architecture, environmental design and improvements to the built environment across Newcastle.

Winners and commendations will be announced at an awards ceremony on February 6 at Mansion House in Jesmond.

Urban Base is acting as estate agent for the apartments in Byzantine House and has revealed that 50 per cent of the homes are already reserved.

The grade 1-listed building was first built in 1914-5 by local architect Marcus Kenneth Glass and represented the very best of art deco opulence and style.

Provenance Developments and its interior designer, Melanie Brown, have paid respect to these original features, with individually designed layouts and light filled interiors.

Melanie said: “To be recognised in the Lord Mayor’s Design Awards is a great tribute to the efforts of the entire planning, design and build team that delivered the project.

“Whatever happens at the final ceremony, it’s still an honour and privilege to be recognised as being among the very best of Newcastle’s residential projects in the last two years.”