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South Shields regeneration


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 North East 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.

 Construction to commence to bring The Word to life

Muse Developments, one of the country's leading names in urban regeneration, and South Tyneside Council have appointed contractor Bowmer and Kirkland to undertake the construction of The Word, South Shields' new library and digital media centre.

Find out more: Construction to commence to bring The Word to life


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.


Transport and car parking

South Shields 365 plans include a new transport interchange, which will be a modern public transport hub.



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.