Published: 4th Mar 2020

Following engagement with the local community and civic leaders, plans have been announced to regenerate Gateshead town centre. The council wanted to create a town centre which would improve the wellbeing of residents and promote prosperity and economic growth. A new Civic Square is part of the plans to make the town centre more attractive, this is paired with a community square and gardens to encourage interaction and activity. An ‘activity loop’ around the town centre is intended to create a better environment for retail and leisure. It aims to promote walking and cycle, support the growth of a night-time economy and create a sense of place that will feel safe to residents and visitors. The regeneration will also work to create better links to the borough’s new developments, including the £260m events destination at Gateshead Quay. Cllr Marin Gannon, leader of Gateshead Council said: ‘We know residents and businesses … (To read the full article, subscribe below)