Guide to Development Management at Gateshead - page 17

Investment in our Centres
Across Gateshead retail centres are being regenerated and
improved to provide attractive retailing and services for local
communities and businesses. This includes a major
improvement to Blaydon town centre and new retail facilities
under construction in Birtley and Dunston.
Fit for a City – Gateshead Centre
Regeneration Delivery Strategy
Vision 2030, the Sustainable Community Strategy for Gateshead,
aims to create a “buzzing and vibrant Central Gateshead with a
comprehensive housing, retail & leisure offer”. Fit for a City will
be used as a basis for the development of planning policy and
guidance in the Urban Core Area Action Plan (part of the Local
Plan) and to guide development proposals in the interim.
Trinity Square
Trinity Square is the new mixed-use scheme including a
new shopping centre and town square at the heart of the
Gateshead town centre, with a cinema, restaurants, offices,
a health centre and new student accommodation for
Northumbria University.
Spen Hill, the commercial development subsidiary of Tesco,
shared Gateshead Council's vision for the future of the town
centre - to build on the regeneration successes at Gateshead
Quays by bringing opportunities and investment into the town
centre. The aim is to create facilities and services for the benefit
of everyone visiting, living and working in Gateshead. Situated
in the heart of the town centre, Trinity Square is bringing multi-
million pound investment into the area and is acting as a
catalyst for bringing further regeneration in the town centre.
This is a significant step towards the future of Gateshead's
centre and the delivery of a modern centre that people have
told us they want. Elements of the 3.5 hectare site include:
Offices, accommodation for a thousand Northumbria University
students, a Tesco Extra food store, new shops, cafés, bars and
restaurants, health centre, a nine screen cinema and a town
centre car park. Over 1,000 new jobs have been created by the
development, including those in construction.
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