AN award winning interior design consultancy has been appointed for the former swimming pool site.

Forty-five new-build apartments are planned for the Wool House, Gilesgate, development including six one-bedroom apartments, 34 two-bedroom apartments, two two-bedroom duplex apartments and three two bedroomed penthouses with balconies.

Dakota House of Design will begin work on the look and feel of the finished scheme.

“We were delighted to be appointed to develop interiors for The Wool House, which has all the makings of an award-winning scheme", said Peter Hodgson, managing director of Dakota.

“To us, there is no such thing as a typical project. We believe our strength lies in our ability to apply creative and relevant solutions to commercial requirements. Our designs are always about people and how they function. It is not about fashion or the latest trend, but about the realities of what makes an attractive, meaningful and functional environment.

“This means creating bespoke designs for each new project whilst adding value throughout the construction process.”

The agent for the scheme is the Hexham office of Youngs RPS.

The Wool House will be launched in early 2022.