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 two lane bowling alley, pool and fuse ball tables, which offer you a welcoming atmosphere to chat the day and night away!

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
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 have received planning consent and require conditional discharge prior to commencement.