Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

From Print Works to New City Bar; Tomorrow Sees the Opening of a Trendy New Newcastle Bar, Bealim House. DAVE MORTON Looks at the Varied History of the City-Centre Location

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

From Print Works to New City Bar; Tomorrow Sees the Opening of a Trendy New Newcastle Bar, Bealim House. DAVE MORTON Looks at the Varied History of the City-Centre Location

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IT'S a familiar Newcastle city centre building and it has witnessed a whole range of uses over the decades.

Younger readers will be familiar with the popular Fluid Bar, while those with longer memories will recall Frank Brennan Sports, a shop run by the 1950s Newcastle United star.

But for many years, primarily, it was a long-standing print works.

Tomorrow, the Gallowgate premises will see the opening of Bealim House, a PS590,000 development by Newcastle leisure company Vaulkhard Group. The bar, which even features its own in-house gin distillery, opens its doors at 9am for early starters who fancy a spot of breakfast The Geordie at the new venue.

who's Spanish See Hon-ouring the history of the building, which was established in 1896, the new Bealim House pays its dues to what was formerly Bealim Print Works for over 100 years, a move which has lent itself to the inspiration of the design.

Director Ollie Vaulkhard said: "With such a magnificent building and history in Gallowgate, we wanted to honour that history throughout the design of the bar. The theme includes printing blocks and historical printing memorabilia, along with some amazing original features we discovered as we stripped it all back."

The refurbishment forms the first of Vaulkhard Group's PS4m development plans across several of its city centre bars over the next three years.

But what of the history of the building? John Beall founded print works Bealls Ltd and bought the building on Gallowgate in 1896 - four years after the formation of Newcastle United at nearby St James' Park.

The business remained until 1931.

For family and financial reasons, John Beall Jnr and his son Percy Beall moved out of the building to Stowell Street, continuing the print business under the name J&P Bealls Ltd until the end of World War II as business expanded and they outgrew their Gallowgate location. …

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