Jesmond Block Development

This exciting Jesmond Block Development will see refurbished and redeveloped works constructed over four phases:

Phase 1
After almost 20 years of operating it is time to say a fond farewell to Scalini’s Jesmond. The site closed on Sunday 4th February to relaunch as a new exciting venue El Paso, bringing you tasty dishes with a  Latino, Spanish and Mexican influence. Find out more and book your table here. 

Phase 2 
The former Louis Restaurant will see an exciting transformation into a multi-purpose gaming bar Eat, Chill, Play which will attract friends and family of all ages. The redevelopment will include a cinema, two lane bowling alley and fuse ball tables, which offer you a welcoming atmosphere to chat the day and night away with your loved ones!

Phase 3
El Paso’s Ariba Bar will be revived into a decadent gin bar – Jesmond Gin House, with opulent décor it will bring a touch of class to the Jesmond block development! A perfect meeting spot for pre-ladies day gin cocktails! Read more here.

Phase 4
Our infamous New Northumbria Hotel will see a complete remodelling and refurbishment of the entire rear elevation of the hotel. This expansion will lead to the creation of  13 apartment rooms and suites, some of which will include a kitchen and dining area – and a new wedding suite with his and hers sink, wardrobe and champagne bar.  The reception revamp is nearing completion, and a number of  existing bedrooms will also receive a full refurbishment upgrade including a full new bathroom suit and décor. Find out more here.


  • Design work is reaching tender stage, design information has been submitted to QS to produce the tender package
  • El Paso is the first phase of the project and is now open. For more information click here.
  • Phases 2-4 of the Jesmond Development’s design and planning stages are now at final discussion with Newcastle City Council. The Group’s Project Team are working with the city’s planning department to ensure the existing character and charm of the Jesmond block is maintained to a high standard, whilst being mindful of the local residents’ that surround the scheme works – As soon as we have feedback from the planning department, we will share the much awaited development news. Watch this space!