1. Former shipyard in North Tyneside is up for a multi-million pound restoration. 

Leaders at the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) have agreed to pump £2.8m into the riverside site’s renewal. North of Tyne mayor Jamie Driscoll said the investment was about “turbocharging the green industrial revolution” and estimated that around 80 jobs could be created initially with the potential for a further 250 down the line.  


2. Metrocentre Partnership acquires former brewery base amid plans for leisure attraction.

The owners of the North East’s biggest shopping centre have acquired the former Federation Brewery site following an undisclosed deal. The 12.86 acre site sits immediately opposite the Metrocentre and a spokesperson has said it is an “integral” part of the Metrocentre’s master plan and is a key site within Gateshead Council’s Action Area Plan.


3. CEO of Newcastle-based Malhotra Group has outlined the business’ plans to help regenerate the North East with a development pipeline of about £100m

The Group stated that they are currently sitting on some ‘huge development plans’ and are looking to take a strategic approach to growth in order to develop alongside Newcastle City Centre.


4. Former Hawthorn Leslie Shipyard set For Redevelopment

More than 400 homes, alongside retail and hospitality space, are to be built on the site of the former Hawthorn Leslie Shipyard in Hebburn. The 9.1 acre site has been empty since the early 2000s, and the Hebburn Riverside Developments is currently seeking permission to demolish the existing buildings.


5. Plans submitted for Gateshead Residential Scheme 

DC members, Taylor Wimpey, has announced plans to create more than 200 homes on land at West Farm in Gateshead. The housebuilder has submitted a planning application to demolish the existing farm buildings on the land at Kibblesworth Bank and construct 270 houses. The plans will be reviewed by Gateshead Council in due course.


6. Newcastle Casino earmarked for Former Bank

Merkur Slots has submitted plans to transform a former bank in Newcastle into an adult gaming centre.The application proposes for the ground floor of 1-3 Haymarket, which is located at the top of Northumberland Street, to create the 24-hour gaming space.


7. Northumberland Estates has obtained planning permission for a Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) site.

The 3.4 acre site on Venus Park has the potential to store 50 MW of renewable energy to power homes and businesses in the area. The company has plans already in the works for the future with solar, rooftop solar and further battery storage sites already in the pipeline.