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Regenerating the rundown riverside.

A new riverside regeneration project is to create almost 1,000 new homes at a rundown riverside area in South Tyneside.

Property developer Branmore Investments - working in partnership with leading architects RyderHKS and consultants Connell Mott MacDonald - recently unveiled ambitious plans for East Holborn in South Shields, with detailed images of how the prestigious development would look, as the focal point for the transformation of the borough.

Branmore acquired the derelict former Middle Docks yard in 2001, and applied to South Tyneside MBC for outline planning permission in March 2003.

The plans have been very well received, and if the plans are approved, more than pounds 200 million will be invested in creating a landmark riverside development to rival the likes of Salford Quays, Hull and NewcastleGateshead.

Situated just 300metres from the Tyne Ferry terminal, it is expected East Holborn will become the European gateway to the region, and create a vibrant focal point for South Shields by connecting the Customs House and Mill Dam area into a new `Cultural Quarter' for South Tyneside.

The plans include the construction of a brand new riverside promenade with marina, a four-star hotel, restaurants and promenade cafes, health and fitness facilities, shops and offices.

Alan Mordain, director of Branmore, said: "This development will change the face of our riverside and put South Tyneside on the map."
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 29, 2003
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