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Two North East riverside regeneration schemes approved

Words: Huw Morris
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Two major city centre riverside regeneration schemes in the North East have received the green light, both of them secured by the same planning consultancy.

Newcastle City Council’s planning committee granted approval for the £250 million mixed-use Quayside West regeneration scheme on the site of the former Calders Leadworks, which is being delivered by Newby.

Sunderland City Council’s planning committee has also approved the development of two prime office buildings at the former Vaux site sitting alongside the Beam and the new City Hall. Legal & General and Landid are behind the scheme. 

Both applications were advised by DPP Planning and were approved on the same day last week.
Newcastle’s Quayside West development includes 1,000 apartments, a hotel and up to 452 square metres of commercial floor space for retail, food and drink, business and leisure with associated vehicle parking, pedestrian walkways, cycle routes and new landscaping, including public parks and open spaces.

Meanwhile, Riverside Sunderland will feature nearly 14,000 square metres of grade A office space with retail and restaurants within the ground floor across the two buildings.
“Both schemes represent the momentum of investment taking place in the region and the shared ambitions of private sector developers and local authorities to enhance the region to provide high-quality locations for business, living and leisure,” said DPP director Jo Robison.

“Providing significant levels of new housing and office space in Newcastle and Sunderland will facilitate more people living and working in easy access of central retail and leisure facilities and supporting the economic success of the cities.

“These developments will be a catalyst for further investment in the North East by demonstrating the confidence our clients have in bringing forward schemes of this scale that will create more opportunities and attract companies to the region.”

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