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South Shields regeneration

The Word

South Shields 365 Town Centre Vision

The Council and its partners have started phase one of South Shields 365, a £100 million redevelopment of South Shields town centre, with the sustainable economic vision to breathe new life into the community.

The first stages include:

  • the construction of a new Central Library and Digital Media Centre - The Word, The National Centre for the Written Word
  • a new 40 space car park at Harton Quays
  • improvements to the Market Place

South Shields 365 brings new opportunities for residents, businesses and visitors, ultimately realising our potential to be North East England's premier coastal resort 365 days a year.

 Update on £100m regeneration scheme

South Tyneside Council has made a Compulsory Purchase Order to acquire the outstanding land and properties it needs to deliver the next phases of the South Shields 365 masterplan.

Read more: Update on £100m regeneration scheme


The Word

This exciting new building will replace the existing South Shields Central Library and offer both traditional and high-tech features that everyone can enjoy.


Market Place

South Shields' market will be the focus of considerable investment as part of the regeneration.



The next phase of regeneration would see the construction of a new transport interchange in the heart of the town.



Muse Developments is a leading name in property development and urban regeneration in the UK.


Progress so far

See a timeline of what has been completed in the area so far.


Latest news

Read the latest South Shields 365 news.


South Shields 365 short films

Well known TV presenter John Grundy brings South Shields 365 to life.



What is South Shields 365? When and how? . . .


Construction updates

Live updates on the progress of South Shields 365.