Joe Robertson, now resident in Monaco, was responsible for a large number of prominent developments in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Waterside Hotel

In 1986 Joe Robertson, now resident in Monaco, acquired a site on the Quayside which had been derelict following destruction by a bomb during the Second World War.

Joe also acquired the adjoining premises and following protracted negotiations with the local authority and the licensing magistrate completely rebuilt the properties in 1990 to create the Waterside Hotel, Jimmyz Bar and an Italian Restaurant.

This magnificent development became the focus point together with the Fish Market for the resurgence of the Quayside, Newcastle.

Joe was responsible for a number of prominent developments in Newcastle upon Tyne including Allied Irish Bank on Collingwood Street and the former Fish Market on the Quayside. The corner of Sandhill and Quayside now known as Chase together with Sports Café on Grainger Street now known as the Mile Castle. Waterstones building on Grey Street together with the former Midland Bank on Grey Street now Zizzis Restaurant.

Other developments included the Eldon Café in Eldon Square, Newcastle Airport Hotel and Northgate House on the corner of John Dobson Street and St Mary’s Place together with the Long Bar on Westgate Road.