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South Shields regeneration: Riverside


  1. Overview
  2. Progress so far
  3. Objectives of the riverside


South Shields Riverside is a priority regeneration area that offers significant opportunity for high quality commercial and residential development.

The area runs from Harton Quays Park in the north through to the former Commercial Hotel site in the south.

It is critical to realising the Council's ambition of a rejuvenated South Shields that benefits its residents, businesses and visitors.

South Shields Riverside progress so far

In the past few years, South Tyneside Council has delivered regeneration schemes that have transformed South Shields riverside, creating hundreds of jobs and attracting millions of pounds of private investment, including:


This mixed-use development will transform former industrial land into a desirable location for residents and visitors.

This development will strengthen the link between the riverside and the town centre.

For more information, see Holborn.

Trinity South

New housing near Laygate and Frederick Street has helped revitalise what was previously one of the most deprived areas of South Shields.

The project:

  • provided much needed new family homes on former industrial land
  • replaced delapidated former retail units
  • improved the setting of the Frederick Street shopping district through new public realm

Objectives for the riverside

  • Improve links with town centre
  • Improve and encourage access to the waterfront
  • Make sure new housing is of a high quality, attractive to families and meets the needs of existing and future residents
  • Capture additional spend into the Town Centre from new developments
  • Create high quality employment space to help grow the economy

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