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(From The Journal)
Byline: Graeme King
THE former home of Scottish & Newcastle breweries is to be turned into a four-star hotel after a Canadian company bought the striking 13-storey block.
Northland Properties, based in Vancouver, has acquired the Gallowgate building in a multi-million pound deal from Liverpool-based developer Downing.
Now it plans to completely refurbish the structure and develop a 169-room hotel known as the Sandman Signature, which will boast some fantastic views of Newcastle city centre.
The hotel is expected to create 150 jobs when it opens for business in summer 2011. It will be the start of a European expansion by Northland, which is the largest privately owned …