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South Shields 365 progress so far

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

December 2016 

The Word

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word has welcomed a staggering 88,000 visitors in its first two months of operation.

Read more: Word is spreading fast

November 2016


The Word opening

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, welcomed almost 21,000 visitors in its first week.

The stunning cultural venue attracted 4,000 people on its opening day alone, with queues stretching right around South Shields' Market Place before the doors opened.

Read more: Word wows the crowds

October 2016


The Word

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word opened on Saturday 22 October 2016.

Read more: Multi-Million Pound Cultural Venue Welcomes First Visitors

October 2016

The Word

BT is sponsoring the FabLab area in The Word.

FabLab @ The Word will feature 3D printers and vinyl and laser cutters which will allow visitors to design and produce items such as fridge magnets, keyrings and jewellery.

Read more: BT to support The Word with FabLab Sponsorship

September 2016

The Word

Bookworms will be spoilt for choice when they visit The Word, National Centre for the Written Word. Stock from the old Central Library has been moved into the new building, which will have 70,000 books across all three floors.

Read more: Books books galore!

July 2016

South Shields 365 - progress so far

South Tyneside Council has announced an official opening date for its eagerly-anticipated new cultural venue.

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, will open its doors to the public on Saturday 22 October

Read more: Counting down to a new chapter

May 2016

South Shields 365 - progress so far

South Tyneside Council has made a Compulsory Purchase Order to acquire the outstanding land and properties it needs to deliver the next phases of the South Shields 365 masterplan.

Read more: Update on £100m regeneration scheme

January 2016

Milestone marked for major regen project

An important milestone in the regeneration of South Shields has been marked with the completion of the external structure of its new library and digital media centre.

Read more: Milestone Marked for Major Regeneration Project

November 2015

365 - Transport interchange

Plans for a new Transport Interchange for South Shields have been given the go-ahead.

Read more: Green Light for Transport Interchange

August 2015

Ocean Road

A major improvement scheme to transform a world-famous South Tyneside street is now complete.

Read more: Ocean Road Completion Brings New Wave of Excitement

July 2015

South Shields 365 - progress so far

Phase one of the South Shields 365 Town Centre masterplan is on schedule.

Read more: South Shields 365 Moves at a Pace

Spring 2015

The Word construction

Construction of The Word began in Spring 2015.

Read more about South Shields 365: The Word, National Centre for the Written Word

January 2015

South Shields 365 - progress so far

The second phase of a major regeneration programme is now underway at one of the North East's most famous seaside streets.

South Tyneside Council is delivering a £3.5m revamp of Ocean Road in South Shields, which is well known for its variety of restaurants, guest houses and B&Bs.

Read more: Ocean Road Transformation Takes Another Step Forward

January 2015

South Shields 365 - progress so far

Archaeological digs are underway in South Shields' market place ahead of plans to transform the town as part of the 365 masterplan.

Read more: Digging into the past to make way for future

September 2014


Plans for the first phase of the £100m regeneration in South Shields were given the go-ahead after being approved by South Tyneside Council's planning committee.

Read more: First Phase of South Shields Transformation Gets the Green Light

April 2014


Award-winning Littlehaven Promenade and Seawall not only provides a much needed sea defence, but also a new visitor attraction regenerating Littlehaven Beach.

Read more about Top Award for Littlehaven Promenade and Seawall

February 2014


The Tyne Lifeboat and Canopy is fully restored and returned to its site at the Foreshore.

Read more about the Restoration of the 'Tyne' Lifeboat and Canopy

October 2013


The new £16.9 million flagship Haven Point opens to the public, providing a new leisure facility for residents as well as attracting more visitors from across the region and beyond to the Foreshore.

Read more about Haven Point

September 2013


Harton Quays Park opens to the public transforming the Riverside.

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May 2013


The demolition of Wouldhave House, a 1960s eyesore building in South Shields Market Place.

January 2013


South Tyneside Council's £100 million vision to regenerate South Shields was launched.

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