The Council has a clear vision for Hebburn which includes quality new homes and shopping facilities set within a vibrant Town Centre. At the heart of the regeneration plans is the delivery of a new world-class building offering a range of facilities and services for residents to enjoy.
Transforming Hebburn Town Centre is a priority for the Council and as such has invested £13million in the development of Hebburn Central, a new hub which will act as a catalyst and anchor to secure private sector interest and funding.
South Tyneside Council is committed to securing the regeneration of Hebburn Town Centre and as well as the Hebburn New Town housing area.
In recent years the maisonettes in Hebburn New Town have been demolished and we have seen the completion of the Hebburn Central building incorporating a customer service facility, leisure facilities and a new library.
Contractors from MGL Demolition took down Mayfair, Reyolle, Kensington, Cheshire, Dunelm and Rose Courts as well as Glen Street. The planned demolition of Westmorland Court, the 28 metre high building was completed in November and the site is now being cleared, soiled and seeded. The tower block, which consisted of 133 flats, was decommissioned in 2017 due to the extensive amount of money it would cost to bring it up to Decent Homes standard.
Westmorland Court was a familiar landmark in the town, but there were concerns about both its outdated structure and longer health and safety aspects, so the decision was made to demolish it and re-house residents in homes that meet or exceed the Decent Homes standard. The process, which took around eight months, was carried out by North East based contractor MGL group.
This is a significant milestone and the Council and partners have entered the final phase of works which will leave the site clear and fit fir future development.
Public realm improvements
To improve the overall environment of the town centre we have upgraded the public realm in the shopping precinct, with the total replacement of all paving, planters, seats, bins etc. with new high quality products.
The materials reflect those used in the external areas and landscaping around the hub, giving a cohesive town centre.
New car parking in Hebburn
A new car park on Glen Street has been constructed, providing an additional 70+ spaces.
This is in addition to the old Town Car Park which has been refurbished.
A new supermarket
The Council has worked with the owners of Mountbatten Shopping Centre, who have undertaken a refurbishment which has improved the retail experience for residents and visitors and which help drive further footfall into the Town Centre.
The new Aldi food store, which was opened at the end of last year, is a welcome addition and is an important part of the regeneration of Hebburn Town Centre, helping to create a sustainable future with further private investment.
As part of the regeneration of Hebburn Town Centre, the planned demolition of the former Hebburn Library building is now complete, creating a gateway from Station Road to Hebburn Central and its stunning new library and leisure facilities. This gateway will be landscaped in the coming months. Residents and businesses are thanked for their patience and understanding while change is happening.