Next Level Newcastle

Archive Fusion – Newcastle City Centre

Imagine experiencing the modern student lifestyle in a Grade-II listed building.

Plummer House was our first foray into development in the North East, taking on this ambitious restoration project and transforming it into a 251 bed scheme. 

As well as fantastic apartments, Plummer House included a number of social spaces crafted to maximise residents’ enjoyment of the property. The interior design team created a unique feel to each area, from the laid-back luxury of the cinema room, the stylish modern VIP bar, fully equipped gym and the inspirational common area.

It is now operated by Collegiate under its Prima Vidae brand. 

Designed to be the best student accommodation in Newcastle

What we included:

  • Fantastic duplex mezzanine apartments 
  • Amenity space including Residents Club Lounge, co-working space and 
  • State-of-the-art Fitness Centre 
  • Onsite cinema

Finished Value – £32m

6-minute walk to Northumbria University

9-minute walk to University of Newcastle

4-minute walk into Monument Metro Station

251 rooms

Completed in October 2016

Live + Relax 

Offering accommodation for 251 of Newcastle’s most discerning students, the lifestyle-led, exquisitely designed apartments are located for both Newcastle University and Northumbria University.

Delightfully comfy double beds, contemporary kitchens, storage space and superior ensuite facilities make for the ideal student accommodation.

Socialise + Study

Despite the constraints of refurbishing an existing building, we made it our priority to create social spaces that were fit for the modern student lifestyle. 

The resident club lounge, onsite cinema, and table games created social areas to harbor a sense of community. Where quiet study spots were designed for both private and group work. 


Designed as a fitness studio that works for both group and individual workouts, the fitness area in Plummer House was divided into cardio and strength. 

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Archive Info

Completed in 2022


  • Refurbish Grade II-listed Plummer House and Ballroom
  • Unique design overcomes heritage constraints and sensitively retains features


  • New courtyard showcases Plummer Tower and creates a tranquil communal space
  • Shortlisted for a Lord Mayor’s Design Award 2017

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