Following a two-year refurbishment, the venue is scheduled to reopen later this year and will be available to hire for weddings and corporate events.
Matt Daniel, Catering Manager, said: “The Common Room is an exciting project to be involved in and we’re really happy to be a part of the team there, from the very start.
“From designing the new menus to coordinating the kitchen and front of house teams, we’re now busy making sure that everything is ready for the launch of the venue.”
Liz Mayes, Chief Executive of the Common Room, said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Matt and his team to The Common Room and to work together on shaping the food and drink offer. When we welcome our very first wedding parties and corporate guests into the building later this year we will have a first-class catering offer, befitting of such a stunning building.”
Neville Hall was built between 1869 and 1872 to provide a headquarters for The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, which holds the largest publicly accessible collection of mining information in the world.
It will reopen as The Common Room in late 2020 and will act as a hub for innovation and engineering in Newcastle city centre, with a range of spaces available for corporate hire and weddings, providing capacity for up to 350 guests.