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. This initial phase will be followed by the demolition of Westmoreland Court once all residents have been moved. Once empty this will be demolished and will allow us to extend the Hebburn New Town development area and move forward with the provision of modern family housing.
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
An important part of the strategy for the town centre is development of a new foodstore.
The masterplan identifies a site for this, on the corner of Glenn Street and Station Road, with an approximate size of 1600square metres, together with associated car parking.