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Old May 29th, 2014, 08:00 PM   #81
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Yes, looks good to me. Are there any other images/renders of the proposals?
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Old May 29th, 2014, 08:54 PM   #82
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This is going to be fantastic when finished, it's already starting to look great down the sea front as it is. North Tyneside council must be gutted.
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Old May 29th, 2014, 09:06 PM   #83
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How to have your say on South Shields 365 masterplan

Another article from Shields Gazette of 29/05/14 explains the current situation regarding the scheme

PEOPLE can have their say next week on the first phase of ‘South Shields 365’.

A public consultation at South Shields Central Library, in Prince Georg Square, is an opportunity for people to cast an eye over the design plans.

In advance of a planning application being submitted, residents, businesses and interested parties are invited to consult with the development team and their architects for the scheme, who will be able to answer questions about the initial plans and on the future development of South Shields Town Centre.

David Wells, director of Muse Developments, said: “We need the views of the local populace to guide the planning decision.

“Design is always a subjective matter – you can’t please everyone, but we believe this is an exciting and significant building for South Shields.”

To keep up to date and give feedback, log on to the South Shields 365 website: www.southshields365progress.com


Full article on http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/b...plan-1-6642767

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Old June 5th, 2014, 07:19 PM   #84
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South Shields town centre set for massive overhaul as initial plans for £100m redevelopment revealed

From today's Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...re-set-7223783

South Shields town centre set for massive overhaul as initial plans for £100m redevelopment revealed
Jun 05, 2014 16:15 By Alex Finnis



Ambitious plans for the initial stages of a huge £100m redevelopment of South Shields town centre have been revealed.

Phase one will see a new central library and digital media centre built near Ferry Street on the Riverside, with improvements also being made to the adjacent Market Place. Eventually, the goal is to transform the whole town centre, to make South Shields a place where people want to spend both time and money, said David Wells, development director of Muse Developments, the company in charge of the development. Mr Wells said: “The main reasons we are redeveloping here is because there is a lot of potential in South Shields. We’ve found that in similar towns we’ve worked on that once the first stage is out in the public realm it has a ripple effect of the rest of the town and will start encouraging others to come.”

A consultation was held yesterday in Prince George Square, giving the public the opportunity to discuss the town’s future with developers, and also catch first sight of pictures and a scale model.

Work could begin as soon as January next year on the plans which will aim to improve “all aspects of community life”, from shopping and leisure to transport links and technology. Muse Developments said that 20 years from now, South Shields will be “an attractive and vibrant town, recognised nationally as a place where people will choose to live, do business, visit and spend their holiday time, one where the quality of life and place will attract investment and which has a range of services and activities, which are second to none.”

South Tyneside council leader, councillor Iain Malcolm, expressed his excitement at the future of the town and said: “Our vision for South Shields town centre is to make it a place of year-round cultural, leisure and retail activity for residents, businesses and visitors. We recognise the need to offer an experience that people cannot get on the internet or at out-of-town retail parks. The initial phase of our plan directly addresses these issues by providing an innovative multimedia centre equipped with the latest technology and community facilities, which will be a destination for our residents and visitors to the borough.”

The overall project is expected to last a decade, but it is hoped this first stage will act as a trigger in attracting more people.

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Old June 6th, 2014, 11:27 AM   #85
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Ice rink will be part of South Shields town centre revamp

I read that headline and thought, blimey, that';s an interesting move, perhaps a new Tyneside Ice Hockey Team, but alas no, its not that sort of ice rink

From yesterday's Shields Gazette @ http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/b...vamp-1-6657416

Ice rink will be part of South Shields town centre revamp

5th June 2014


ON SHOW ... a model of the South Shields 365 town centre vision

PLANS for an ice rink were today revealed as part of the first stage of a £100m South Shields town centre masterplan.

A model of the proposed new £10m Central Library and Digital Hub and the £2m Market Place redevelopment took centre stage as those behind the ‘South Shields 365’ vision gathered to discuss plans with the public.

And architects involved with the scheme say a portable ice rink, to be located in the Market Place at certain times of the year, forms part of the plans.

He said: “The area could stage seasonal events, we could bring in seasonal markets and different sorts of leisure events, such as small concerts and ice skating, with a rink possibly on the southern section of the square. The way we have designed it, that area will become a real multi-use space, so we can bring things on and off it. We particularly wanted to enhance the market and we’ve introduced a new permanent shelter in there for the market stalls, with power and water. We will also be reorganising the flow of vehicles around the space to make it much more pedestrian-friendly. We’re looking to keep the same amount of market stalls but what we feel strongly is that market stalls should not be left on site all the time. They need to be taken off site so that spaces are made available for events and recreation and other activities that South Tyneside Council can bring into the town to make it a real active presence. Currently when the market is not operational the stalls are left in place which means it becomes a bit of a ghetto, really, and there is no activity in that place.”

Work is expected to start on the Market Place redevelopment at the beginning of next year and should be complete within two years.

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Old June 6th, 2014, 09:15 PM   #86
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Massive shame that. The North east is desperate for another ice rink. As much as I adore Whitley Bay because of the history that has been made in it, it is time for some competition (not in terms of seeking to close one down) but local rivalry in terms of Ice Hockey.

The North east used to be a hotbed of hockey and the growing number of recreational teams and players shows that all that went through the junior ranks at Whitley,Durham,Sunderland,Billingham have outgrown the league it used to sit in as it is limited.

If I ever win the lottery and/or come into a sum of money, I've always said I would invest in an ice rink http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/wh...tory-1-5401813) I think the rink is now completed.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 10:53 AM   #87
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South Shields demolition continues to clear areas, pictures 18/06/14

Some screen prints of Google Street View images and my pictures taken Wednesday 18/06/14 approx 1200 showing what has happened in recent months regarding clearance of properties in the central area of South Shields (William St, Albermarle St, Burrow St)

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Old July 1st, 2014, 02:40 PM   #88
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365 masterplan could be held up for years

Unwelcome news from today's Shields Gazette @ http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/3...ears-1-6703412

365 masterplan could be held up for years
1st July 2014


VISION of future ... a model of the new library and digital hub which will form part of the South Shields 365 masterplan. Below, economic regeneration director David Cramond.

IT could take up to six years for town hall chiefs to buy up all the properties needed to make the South Shields 365 masterplan a reality, a new report reveals.

South Tyneside Council launched its ambitious £100m vision for the future of the town centre at the beginning of last year. The decade-long project involves the demolition of large swathes of the town, from Market Place through the town centre to Fowler Street and beyond. The ambitious blueprint includes plans for a new central library and digital hub on the site of the former Wouldhave House office complex, a cinema and restaurant in Chapter Row, and new transport hub and retail area at the rear of Fowler Street.

The council needs to acquire 120 land and property interests within the town centre, with about 40 of those on freehold or long leases. The current target timetable for acquiring all the remaining 85 property interests is by 2017, but due to the complexity of some of the cases, it might take six years for all matters to be resolved. In the event of such negotiations failing, the authority will consider using compulsory-purchase powers.

Members of the council’s cabinet will be given a progress report on those talks by David Cramond, the authority’s director of economic regeneration, tomorrow. Mr Cramond will tell them he fears that the cost of the masterplan might go over budget – and be delayed – because of difficulties in acquiring property. He says: “The cost of the acquisitions cannot be finalised until all the acquisitions have been made, so there is a risk that costs may exceed the budget. Delivery risks include delays to acquiring properties and, therefore, the commencement of construction for the integrated transport interchange and also the commercial phrase.” In his report, Mr Cramond adds: “The regeneration of South Shields town centre will create additional retailing, leisure and community opportunities. This will drive footfall, bolster the local economy and provide for a vibrant and sustainable town centre for the benefit of South Tyneside residents and the borough. The council has been actively seeking to acquire all outstanding third-party interests by negotiation. Our focus has been on freehold interests initially in order that the council can then acquire the interests of tenants and assist with their relocation in town.”

An application for the first phase of the 365 vision, the library and digital hub, will be submitted to the council’s planning committee later this month.
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Old July 3rd, 2014, 02:33 AM   #89
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As a North Tyneside resident I'm jealous of South Shields. The STC seem to have it all a lot more organised, we all know how both North Shields, and Wallsend need regeneration, Wallsend more so. Not only that but Whitley Bay dome has dragged on for years, well decades now. NTC just can't seem to get it together.

How can STC effectively knock down a town centre and start again yet NTC can't do the same with Wallsend and North Shields?
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Old July 3rd, 2014, 09:55 AM   #90
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They're going to rip the heart out of the town and replace it with a Trinity Square knock off.

I don't think that's visionary. It's a vanity project.
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All the while regenerating Hebburn and other South Tyne towns too.
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Old July 11th, 2014, 12:30 PM   #92
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Gazette offices to move as town’s 365 plan goes on

From today's Shields Gazette @ http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/l...s-on-1-6723984

Gazette offices to move as town’s 365 plan goes on

11th July 2014


GIVING NOTICE... the Gazette's offices are earmarked for demolition as part of the 365 plans.

DEMOLITION of the Shields Gazette offices in Chapter Row, South Shields, is to start next month.

The work forms part of South Tyneside Council’s £100m ‘365’ masterplan to regenerate the town centre.

That began with demolition of Wouldhave House in the Market Place – with work on a new central library and digital hub expected to begin on that site early next year. Meanwhile, the Chapter Row and Barrington Street area is earmarked for new retail and leisure use, with a cinema forming part of the plan.

The Gazette building, which was acquired by the local authority in May 2011, dates back to 1910.

The Gazette is currently in negotiations over new offices in the town centre and will let readers know more in due course.
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Old July 11th, 2014, 02:41 PM   #93
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They're going to rip the heart out of the town and replace it with a Trinity Square knock off.

I don't think that's visionary. It's a vanity project.
Are they ? Which part of the town centre is being replaced.
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Old July 11th, 2014, 04:08 PM   #94
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First look at plans for South Shields 365 regeneration phase one

This from the Journal website 11/07/14 at 13:39

Muse Developments submit masterplan for the multi-million pound development for the Central Library and Digital Media Centre

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Artists impressions showing the new Central Library and Media Centre

Muse Developments was selected last year to deliver South Tyneside Council’s ambitious South Shields 365 masterplan over a five to ten year period.

The firm, which has offices in Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and London, is best known in the North East for its transformation of Newcastle’s Quayside, including the creation of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, which was completed in 2002, when the firm was part of Amec.

Plans for the new Central Library and Digital Media Centre and improvements to the adjacent Market Place have been submitted and land for the development site is being assembled, while new drawings compiled by artists show how the three key areas will look.

Muse Developments has now submitted a planning application for a new iconic Central Library and Digital Media Centre on Ferry Street on the Riverside and improvements to the adjacent Market Place, which will form Phase 1 of the regeneration.

It is anticipated that the application will be heard by the Council’s Planning Committee in the autumn and if permission is granted, work on site could start early in the new year.


Full article on http://www.thejournal.co.uk/business...-phase-7408481

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Looks good in my opinion.
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South Shields demolition continues to clear areas, pictures 14/07/14

Following up on post #87 of 19/06/14

Some pictures taken Monday 14/07/14 approx 1115 showing ongoing work to gable wall on Burrow Street following clearance of properties in the central area of South Shields (William St, Albermarle St, Burrow St)







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Last day for the Shields Gazette offices in Chapter Row:

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Old August 13th, 2014, 03:59 PM   #98
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Riddicks corner will be retained in 365 revamp

From today's Shields Gazette @ http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/b...vamp-1-6782615

Riddicks corner will be retained in 365 revamp
13th August 2014


HERE TO STAY ... the frontage of the former Riddicks shoe shop is set to remain.

ONE of South Tyneside’s most impressive shop fronts is to be retained as part of a town centre masterplan, it has been confirmed.

Family footwear retailer Riddicks, in Fowler Street, South Shields, closed its doors for the last time in June, after 120 years of trading. Brothers Angus and John Winfield, the shop owners, took the decision to sell-up because of an “increasingly competitive market”.

However, while many of the buildings around it are to be demolished as part of South Shields 365 – an ambitious vision aimed at transforming the town over the next decade – the ornate shop frontage is to remain. That decision has been taken because of the building’s “significant architectural merit”. It is hoped to re-let the premises to a new retailer.

Coun John Anglin, the council’s lead member for Regeneration and Economy, said: “A key element of our plans for the regeneration of the town centre is to retain buildings of significant architectural merit which contribute to the rich townscape of South Shields. The former Riddicks shoe shop is a great example of this, and its impressive facade and frontage will be preserved and re-let as a retail premises in due course. The rear of the unit is a modern extension which will be demolished to make way for the proposed new transport interchange, which forms part of our £100m vision for the town centre.”

Riddicks was originally established at 23 King Street back in 1893. It was the brothers’ grandfather, Frederick Winfield, who took over the premises in 1920 and it was in 1980 that it relocated to Fowler Street. Over the years it sold every form of footwear, including “K” shoes and the Padders brand, and winklepickers through to Roamers and Doc Martens.
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Riddicks shoe shop - building facade to remain

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South Shields demolition continues to clear areas, pictures 15/08/14

Following up on posts #87 and 96 of 16/07/14

Some pictures taken Friday 15/08/14 approx 1015 showing nearly completed work to gable wall on Burrow Street following clearance of properties in the central area of South Shields (William St, Albermarle St, Burrow St)







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