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South Shields regeneration: Riverside


  1. Overview
  2. Progress so far
  3. Aims for 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

South Shields aerial image

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:

Harton Quays Park 

Harton Quays Park

Harton Quays Park adjacent to the Customs House, One Harton Quay and Ferry Landing opened to the public in September 2013.

The park, which stretches along the River Tyne from the ferry landing to the Customs House, is an attractive gateway into South Shields Town Centre.

The high specification design includes a curved stone ribbon wall, a promenade, a striking water feature, lawns and colourful planting, as well as garden seating areas and a dramatic 'pine grove' viewing point across the river.

Find out more: Harton Quays Park

One Harton Quay

Construction of the stunning building at One Harton Quay was completed in September 2011.

The £10.5 million Business Centre was designed by +3 Architecture and built for the Council by Miller Construction (now Galliford Try).

One Trinity Green 

One Trinity Green

One Trinity Green, an exciting £5 million state-of-the-art managed workspace for new and growing SME businesses, opened in August 2012.

Find out more: One Trinity Green

Aims for the riverside

  • Culture and entertainment
  • Food and drink
  • Recreation/leisure
  • Housing


  • Improve links with town centre and create a visitor destination
  • Grow evening economy
  • Attract a quality hotel
  • 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
  • Promote cross river activities

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