Part of a Grade II listed office building on Newcastle upon Tyne’s Quayside has been transformed into a new champagne and cocktail bar.
Glass House opened this weekend in a formerly disused space in Milburn House in Dean Street, billed as offering “contemporary glamour” and “bringing back the decadent days of indulgence”.
It specialises in champagnes, cocktails, whiskeys, small-batch spirits, continental beers and wines from around the world as well as small plates of desserts, cheese and charcuterie.
It also includes an outdoor courtyard area, while a whiskey lounge is due to open soon, offering over 60 whiskeys.
Glass House has been opened by entrepreneur Mark Nigrelli (pictured centre) who has invested over £250,000 in the project. He secured the lease on the 3,000 sq ft space through Sanderson Weatherell, agents to Milburn House’s management company London & Scottish.
Milburn House provides over 100,000 square feet of space over eight floors and, through London & Scottish, the owner Toscafund is working on a long-term plan of investment in the building to provide a modernised contemporary city-centre environment for a variety of commercial occupiers.
Kevin McGorie, Sanderson Weatherall’s associate partner in the commercial agency department, said: “This deal sees what was previously office space transformed and is further proof that we are seeing a real resurgence in the Quayside area.
“The past year has seen a number of new bars and restaurants opening in this location, and we are delighted to have been able to secure this space for a high-quality new venture in the city.”
Pictured (left to right): Kevin McGorie of Sanderson Weatherall, Mark Nigrelli, and Mark Convery of Sanderson Weatherall.