Quayside Lookout

1997 - 1998 Architect: Thomas Stewart

The Trust acquired the derelict public men's convenience now known as the Quayside Lookout in 1997 from Berwick Borough Council. These had been redundant for some thirty years and were in a state of total disrepair. Being in such a prominent position attached to the old bridge and looking out over the Quayside the Trust felt this was an important project to carry out. The building was converted into highly unusual office accommodation – with the added advantage of the roof now providing access to the public as a lookout from where the river and all the magnificent buildings on the Quay Walls can be viewed. The Lookout received a mention in the Civic Trust awards of 1999. The building is now being used as a small cafe with seating on the Quayside at the riverside.

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