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Old April 30th, 2013, 09:50 AM   #41
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South Shields 365 - £100m revamp work - Shields Gazette article 29/04/13

This from Shields Gazette 29/04/13

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THE changing face of South Shields is clear to all. The town may be starting to resemble a building site, but all the disruption will be worth it in the end.

The council is pushing ahead with its ambitious £100m ‘365’ masterplan, which will see the creation of a new central library on the site of the under-demolition Wouldhave House.

That will be followed by a new cinema, hotel and conference centre and much more.

The Gazette took a tour around the town to see the progress being made at a series of key sites – as the council pushes ahead with its ambitious ‘365’ masterplan.

First up was the Wouldhave House office block, an architectural relic of the 1960s.

Once that is flattened, townsfolk will have a clear view across the river.

Half the building has now been brought down by demolition contractors Owen Pugh – and the whole lot should have disappeared within two weeks.


Full article on http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/l...elds-1-5627381

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Old May 3rd, 2013, 11:23 AM   #42
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South Shields 365 - £100m revamp work begins with demolition of Wouldhave House, as at 02/05/13

Another 6 days on from my post #40 of 26/04/13 and work is progressing with the demolition on Wouldhave House by Owen Pugh (Contracts) and I took these photos on Thursday 02/05/13 in period approx 1200 - 1300 to show state of progress at that point in time (hosted on Photobucket)



















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Old May 8th, 2013, 10:18 PM   #43
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http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/l...gone-1-5656870

Published on 08/05/2013 15:19

WORK to demolish Wouldhave House in South Shields Market Place is now nearing completion.

The 1960s architectural blot on the landscape is virtually removed from the town’s landscape forever.

Now only the far right corner, which incorporates the former Commando pub, remains standing. But once that is finally flattened by contractors Owen Pugh, townsfolk will have a clear view across to the north side of the river for the first time in generations.



Annoyingly they've now started work on the site on the riverside developments so the view from the market is blocked by builders hoardings now.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 05:31 PM   #44
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South Shields 365 - £100m revamp work begins with demolition of Wouldhave House, as at 09/05/13

6 days on from my post #42 of 03/05/13 and work is progressing with the demolition on Wouldhave House by Owen Pugh (Contracts) and I took these photos on Thursday 09/05/13 in period approx 1115 - 1145 to show state of progress at that time (hosted on Photobucket)



















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Old May 11th, 2013, 10:45 AM   #45
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South Shields 365

Courtesy of the Shields Gazette @ http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/l...reet-1-5662056

Dressing up empty shops in King Street

Published on 11/05/2013 09:00



VIRTUAL shopping is on the rise again in King Street.

In a bid to make the struggling shopping thoroughfare appear busier, the council decided to make use of vinyl window dressing to decorate empty shopfronts.

The exercise is also an attempt to promote South Shields 365 – a £100m masterplan to regenerate the town.

The first shop premises to undergo a make-over was the former Stead and Simpson shoe shop, which was rebranded with a fake frontage to be transformed into ‘Virtual Fashion’.

Now the ex-Hugh Thompson Butchers outlet at the end of King Street, next to Market Place, has been transformed into a ’fake’ male fashion shop, resplendent with images of top-brand clothing.

Until the empty shops are replaced with actual businesses, the plan seems the best way of keeping the street looking vibrant.

Coun Michael Clare, South Tyneside Council’s lead member for regeneration and economy, said: “We thought by using the empty shop windows it would not only enhance their general frontage, but also be a great way of letting shoppers, residents and visitors know about our potential plans.

“We are looking to actively work with the business community to provide them with updated information, and involve them in helping to raise the profile of the campaign.”

Recent closures have included the Flossy shoe shop, Thompsons electrical store and the Bay Biscuit Factory – which had a short rebirth as UKIP headquarters during the by-election.

South Shields 365 will see the creation of a cinema, library and hotel in the town.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 11:16 AM   #46
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If you go to Redcar every other shop has had this treatment.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 08:51 PM   #47
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South Shields 365 - £100m revamp work begins with demolition of Wouldhave House, as at 14/05/13

5 days on from my post of 09/05/13 and work is nearing completion with the demolition on Wouldhave House by Owen Pugh (Contracts) and I took these photos on Tuesday 14/05/13 at approx 1045 to show state of progress at that time (hosted on Photobucket)











The view across the ongoing Foreshore Work to the site that was once Wouldhave House



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Old May 17th, 2013, 02:43 PM   #48
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South Shields 365 - £100m revamp work begins with demolition of Wouldhave House, as at 17/05/13

3 days on from my last post of 14/05/13 and work is almost at completion with the demolition on Wouldhave House by Owen Pugh (Contracts) and I took these photos on Friday 17/05/13 in period approx 1045 - 1115 to show state of works at that time













This to go soon as hand excavation has taken place at base



The building used to be like this on 02/02/12



and this, screen print of Google Map aerial view image



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"Another one bites the dust"

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Old May 22nd, 2013, 08:43 PM   #49
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South Shields 365 - £100m revamp work begins with demolition of Wouldhave House, as at 22/05/13

5 days on from my last post of 17/05/13 and work is almost at completion with the demolition on Wouldhave House by Owen Pugh (Contracts) and I took these photos on Wednesday 22/05/13 in period approx 1045 - 1100 to show state of works at that time













The Green "Arch" pictured in earlier post has now gone



The view from the ferry landing



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A few panoramic photos from the weekend.





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Old June 20th, 2013, 07:05 PM   #51
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South Shields 365 - £100m revamp work begins with demolition of Wouldhave House, as at 20/06/13

Work almost at completion following the demolition on Wouldhave House by Owen Pugh (Contracts) and I took these photos on Thursday 20/00/13 approx 1000 to show state of works at that time - topsoiling and removal of site hoardings taking place (images hosted on Photobucket)





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Old July 1st, 2013, 01:45 PM   #52
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AN infamous South Tyneside eyesore has been obliterated from the borough’s skyline.

Work on demolition of Wouldhave House has been completed bang on schedule by contractors Owen Pugh.

Hoardings which have been around the site for 14 weeks have now been removed giving public views through to the riverside.

The 1960s-built office complex was widely recognised as an architectural blot on the landscape.

And now it’s gone, the council can push ahead with establishing a new central library and community hub on the Market Place site, just one element of the ambitious South Shields 365 masterplan.


Read more: http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/l...mory-1-5811728
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Old July 4th, 2013, 01:53 PM   #53
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Multi-million-pound plan unveiled for Ocean Road site



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A KEY site at the heart of South Shields town centre is poised for redevelopment as a residential and leisure complex.

Planning permission is sought for the construction of a three-storey building on cleared land at the junction of Ocean Road and Anderson Street,

The proposal is to utilise the upper two floors of the building for eight apartments and the lower floors for potential retail, restaurant and leisure use.

The site, which was once where the town’s congregational church stood, was cleared in the 1990s.
Read more: http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/b...site-1-5823546

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Thought this would be appropriate for this thread as it's part of the 365 plan.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 10:13 AM   #54
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South Shields 365 - £100m revamp work begins with demolition of Wouldhave House, as at 09/07/13

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Hoardings which have been around the site for 14 weeks have now been removed giving public views through to the riverside.
Not on 09/07/13 AM when I took these pictures (hosted on Photobucket)





Assume there for next development on the site

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Old July 12th, 2013, 10:05 PM   #55
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£9.3m boost for new Shields transport hub

This from Shields Gazette website 12/07/13

A VISION to transform South Shields Town Centre took a major step on the road to reality today after the council won £9.3m in Government cash to create a new transport hub.



The funding is part of a £12m transport cash bonanza for the borough.

This includes £3.5m to be spent on reducing traffic congestion in and around Jarrow’s Lindisfarne Roundabout.

Earlier this year Labour council leader, Coun Iain Malcolm, announced the £100m ‘South Shields 365’ masterplan, aimed at transforming the town over the next decade. Central to that plan was a new transport hub in Keppel Street to remodel the existing Metro and bus interchange.

Now that project has been granted £9.3m after the leaders of local authorities in the North East joined forces to call for greater Government support.

Coun Malcolm said the town centre transport hub was “fundamental” to the regeneration vision.

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Old July 15th, 2013, 01:52 AM   #56
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Great news! Kepple Street is way below par compared with other bus stations in the region.
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Old July 15th, 2013, 09:47 PM   #57
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Excellent stuff, as the post war redevelopment of South Shields town centre after the bombing was uninspiring to say the least and Wouldhave House was just ugly.
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Old August 13th, 2013, 06:35 PM   #58
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Leading Developer Unveiled For £100m South Shields Regeneration

This News and press release from South Tyneside Council website 12/08/13

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A leading developer has been selected to take forward South Shields 365, South Tyneside Council's ambitious plan for renewal of the town centre. Muse Developments - one of the country's leading names in property development and urban regeneration - will deliver the £100m masterplan which aims to make South Shields an exciting destination every day of the year.

Muse is a national developer best known in the North East for its transformation of Newcastle's Quayside, which was completed in 2002. More recently the company was Durham City's partner in the Walkergate development, including a cafe, bars and restaurants as well as 35 apartments and a 100-bedroom hotel. Muse is currently working with Stockton Council to deliver a £300m mixed use development on the Northshore site, with the first 50 homes already complete.


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David Wells, Development Director at Muse Developments, said: "This is an exciting challenge for Muse. Successful regeneration is about much more than bricks and mortar. It is about creating sustainable, vibrant communities where people are proud to live and work. South Shields has the potential to be a fantastic example of how regeneration can transform an area, and we look forward to working with the Council and the local community in achieving this."

Full article on http://www.southtyneside.info/articl...s-regeneration

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Old August 13th, 2013, 06:40 PM   #59
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‘Free’ parking bid to boost South Shields town centre

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A RADICAL ‘free’ parking scheme is to be introduced in South Shields Town Centre in a bid to revive its retail trade, the Gazette can reveal.

Major stores, including Marks and Spencer and Wilkinsons, have agreed to sign up to the council’s ‘Parking Redemption Scheme’.

It means shoppers will be able to park up in the town and have the cost of their ticket refunded by a retail outlet – if they spend an agreed amount in store.

The amount shoppers must spend to have access to the ‘free’ parking will be set by the individual shopping outlets.

But council bosses hope the scheme, due to come into force in October, will not only cut the cost of parking – but also increase spending in the shops.


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Coun Malcolm said the new scheme was being pursued hand-in-hand with the South Shields 365 regeneration programme.

And as part of other efforts to tackle parking issues there are also long-term plans for new multi-storey car parks in Oyston Street and North Street.

All town centre parking meters will need to be recalibrated to provide two-tier tickets before the scheme is launched, probably in late October.


Full article on http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/b...ntre-1-5940956

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Old August 13th, 2013, 10:32 PM   #60
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Well done to Shields for being so forward thinking. I might seriously consider a move south of the river as Whitley Bay seems to be going nowhere fast.
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