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

Waterstones

In 2004 Joe Robertson of Newcastle, now resident in Monaco acquired premises then known as Waterstones Book Shop together with adjoining premises and upper floors, all of which were vacant.

This magnificent property situated at the top of Grey Street, Newcastle with a view over Greys Monument had been in a state of disrepair and unoccupied for some years. Following a sympathic refurbishment the empty premises was converted into a building society and all of the offices let to local businesses.

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

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.