Gateshead High Street Transformation Unveiled
Plans for the £90m redevelopment of Gateshead’s high street have been unveiled.
Gateshead Council has revealed its vision for the 20-acre site at the south end of the town’s high street, which will be transformed into a new neighbourhood under the plans.
The development, known as High Street South, will comprise mixed housing alongside green spaces and community facilities. In addition, the plans include improved pedestrian and cycle routes with links to the town centre and Gateshead Interchange.
The plans are the latest in a range of projects in the area, including the redevelopment of Gateshead Quays to include a new arena, conference and exhibition centre.
Cllr Martin Gannon, leader of Gateshead Council commented: “This is another key development site for the future of Gateshead. “Its location in the heart of Gateshead will strengthen our town centre, providing vital new housing and open spaces, and offer a new way of living for our young dynamic workforce and support our aging population.
“Improved connectivity to the town centre will encourage more people to walk and cycle, whilst allowing people easy access to nearby leisure, work and learning opportunities. I’m confident this site will quickly establish itself as a prime place to live and work.”