Baltic Nest is a premium high level apartment in the Baltic Quays development
on the south side of the River Tyne
The building has 14 floors and Baltic Nest is on the 12th but don’t worry, there’s a lift which is accessible for disabled visitors. The building is secure, accessed by a key fob or pin code and there are monitored CCTV cameras for your safety.
The complex has secure parking with electric shutters opened by remote control. Baltic Nest has its own allocated space on the ground floor which is available exclusively to guests throughout their stay at no extra charge.
Completed in 2004, Baltic Quays was part of the regeneration of Newcastle’s southern quayside. The apartment buildings were constructed in tandem with the iconic Baltic Art Gallery which is situated in the former Baltic Flour Mill.
The Baltic Flour Mill was built by Rank Hovis to a late-1930s design by architects Gelder and Kitchen, completed in 1950 and closed in 1981. It is presumed that it was named as an extension to the Hovis HQ which was based in London at Baltic House. A key part of Newcastle’s industrial heritage, it was one of a string of mills located along the banks of the Tyne, all of which, due to their size, were prominent local landmarks.
Baltic Nest is the second home of Nikki and Mal Garnett. As their teenage sons have grown and left the family home, they’ve refurbished it as an urban escape.
Furnished and equipped to their own high standards, they use it regularly as a city base when they tire of fields, sheep and cows. At other times they open it up to be rented by trusted friends, family and readers of Nikki’s blog Midlifechic.