UK Council Approves Town Centre Redevelopment

30 November 2010 (Last Updated November 30th, 2010 18:30)

Gateshead Council has approved the design plans for the regeneration of Gateshead town centre in Tyne and Wear, England. The plans were submitted by Tesco subsidiary Spenhill, which will deliver the project. The new Trinity Square development has been designed by 3DReid and

Gateshead Council has approved the design plans for the regeneration of Gateshead town centre in Tyne and Wear, England.

The plans were submitted by Tesco subsidiary Spenhill, which will deliver the project.

The new Trinity Square development has been designed by 3DReid and will include 45 retail units, offices, a student village with more than 950 beds, town centre underground parking, a Tesco store and a hotel.

The 36,000m² development site includes the area formerly occupied by a shopping centre and multi-storey car park, both of which were demolished this year.

Work on site is expected to begin next year.

The scheme will employ sustainable features such as bird boxes, brown and green roofs, tree planting, a combined heat and power plant, carbon reduction technology and rainwater harvesting.