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South Shields regeneration

Exciting plans for Holborn riverside

Plans for a vibrant riverside development in South Shields have taken a major step forward. The plan will transform disused docks and surrounding brownfield land into a bustling riverside quarter for high quality offices, housing and a cultural offer.

Keepmoat, working in partnership with Cussins, have been appointed as the development partner to deliver 365 homes on the multi-million-pound development.

Read more about the plans for Holborn

South Shields 365 

The Council and its partners have completed phase one and two 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 successful completion of phase one and two includes:

Demolition work for phase 3 has already started with the improved retail and leisure offer in the town.


South Shields 365 photography acknowledgements.

South Shields transport interchange

Transport Interchange exterior

South Shields Transport Interchange

Find out more about the South Shields 365: Transport Interchange.

Progress so far

April 2021

Ryder Architects have produced a video of what The Glassworks office development on South Shields' riverside will look like:

More about The Glassworks office development: South Tyneside Council Awarded £3m from Government to Support The Glassworks Office Development

February 2021

Artists impression of The Glassworks

South Tyneside Council has been awarded £3m from government's Getting Building Fund to support the creation of a proposed state of the art, glass-fronted riverside office building in the town.

Read more: South Tyneside Council Awarded £3m from Government to Support The Glassworks Office Development

September 2020

South Shields 365 - progress so far

Mile End Road car park, in South Shields, will be closed on Friday 18 September to make way for the new Job Centre.

Read more: Car Park to Close to Allow Next Stage of Regeneration

July 2020


A stunning glass-fronted office development could soon be taking shape on South Shields' riverside.

Designs have been drawn up for a striking four-storey building on Harton Quays Park, in the Mill Dam area of the town.

Read more: Riverside Office Development Set to Change Shields' Skyline

April 2020


Plans for a vibrant riverside development in South Shields have taken a major step forward.

Read more: Major Milestone for Riverside Regeneration

November 2019

Transport Interchange exterior

The £21m Transport Interchange in South Shields has welcomed its one millionth passenger.

Read more: South Shields Transport Interchange Welcomes a Millions Passengers

July 2019

Transport Interchange exterior

A multi-million pound transport interchange in South Tyneside will welcome its first passengers this weekend.

The £21million facility in South Shields, which incorporates a modern bus station and relocated Metro station, is to open to the public on Sunday morning.

The statement building, which is clad in striking copper shingle, has been under construction since April last year.

Read more: Transport Interchange Reaches Final Destination

March 2019

Holborn Cllr Iain Malcolm

South Tyneside Council has revealed artist's impressions of a £200 million masterplan for  Holborn, South Shields.

Read more: New Wave Of Riverside Development

October 2018

Transport interchange - The roof has now been installed

South Tyneside Council and partners have celebrated a major milestone with the 'topping out' of a multi million pound facility. 

The roof of South Shields' new transport interchange has now been installed.

The £21 million building will bring together a modern bus station and relocated Metro station.

Read more: Topping Out is just the Ticket for Interchange

April 2018

South Shields 365 - progress so far

Construction of the new £21 million transport interchange for South Shields is underway.

Read more: Wheels Set in Motion for £21m Interchange

February 2018

The Round artist impression

The rooftop level of award-winning cultural venue The Word will be transformed into a new events space.

The area - named The Round - will feature a full programme of events and will be able to host up to 150 people.

Read more: New Event Space to 'round' off Award-Winning Venue

November 2017

South Shields 365 - progress so far

Demolitions are due to get underway later this month as the next phase of the £100 million South Shields 365 masterplan gathers pace.

Read more: Clearing the way for Progress

September 2017 

Transport interchange artist impression

South Tyneside Council has now acquired all the land and properties needed to press ahead with the next phase of the £100m South Shields 365 regeneration masterplan.

Read more: All systems go for transport interchange

July 2017

The Word

The Word will be flying the flag for the North East region at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards, held in Berlin in November.

Read more: South Shields 365 Progress: World architecture award shortlist for The Word

June 2017

South Shields 365 - progress so far

South Tyneside Council has welcomed a decision by the Secretary of State confirming the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) made by the authority for South Shields town centre.

Read more: Compulsory purchase order confirmed  

May 2017 

The Word

The Word is exceeding expectations only six months after opening.

Read more: The Word Exceeds all Expectations

March 2017

Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.

The market square, which underwent a multi-million pound makeover last year, will soon host themed food, craft and farmers' markets as well as the popular traditional markets which run three days a week. (Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently)

Read more: Historic market looks to the future

March 2017

The Word

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word is in the running for the title of Library of the Year in the British Book Awards.

Read more: The Word in the Running for Top Award

March 2017

Market place

South Shields' historic market is set for a new lease of life with an exciting programme of events, entertainment and specialist stalls due soon. (Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently)

Read more: Historic market looks to the future

February 2017

365 - Transport interchange

Work on the £100m South Shields 365 regeneration masterplan to transform the town centre is continuing at a pace. Work is now ongoing to bring forward the next phases of the scheme, the transport interchange and new retail and leisure development.

Read more: Momentum builds on multi-million pound scheme

January 2017

South Shields 365 - progress so far

A procurement exercise has been launched to secure a development partner to work alongside the Council to deliver high quality office accommodation, residential and mixed-use development.

Read more: Council Invites Proposals for £200m Development Site

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Read more about South Shields 365 progress so far


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