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South Shields 365: Market place

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word and South Shields Market Place. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.

Regeneration scheme

South Shields market is an integral part of the town's identity, and has been remodelled recently as part of the £100m South Shields 365 regeneration scheme.

The bustling market place adds vibrancy and diversity to the local economy and the town's official 'Market Town' status is an enviable asset.

The market place has been remodelled to provide a 21st Century public space, which retains its historic function while creating new opportunities for the community.


Improvements include:

  • a new canopy roof around the perimeter of the trading area designed to provide a partial covering, which can be used for protecting either stalls or shoppers
  • new stalls
  • external seating areas
  • tree-lined routes
  • new paving and improved shared surfaces making the market more accessible to all members of the community
  • reduced traffic movement
  • external lighting
  • access to electricity and water supplies

Events at the market place

For more information about dates and times for the market, and events at the market place, see South Shields Market.

Image gallery

All images are courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently. 

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