South Shields

Total Value £100m
Duration 11Y

We’ve been working with partner, South Tyneside Council, on the £100m regeneration masterplan, that will repurpose a key area of the town centre into an innovative cultural, leisure and retail destination close to the banks of the River Tyne.

The wider scheme includes a series of statement buildings, such as ‘The Word’ – the multi-award-winning National Centre for the Written Word– and the £21m state-of-the-art South Shields interchange, which has brought together the town’s Metro and bus station, with improved accessibility, alongside commercial space, a cinema, library, retail and leisure facilities as well as a quality hotel and much-needed homes.


The Word

RIBA National Award

The Word - Building of the Year

RIBA North East Awards 2017

The Word - Project of the Year

RICS North East Awards 2017

The Word - Design Through Innovation

RICS North East Awards 2017

The Word - Community Benefit

RICS North East Awards 2017

The Word - Tourism and Leisure

RICS North East Awards 2017

The Word - Best Public Service Building

LABC Northern Regional Awards 2017

Living North Awards logo

The Word - Best Regeneration or Restoration Award

Living North Awards 2016

The Word - special mention in the International Architecture Category

German Design Awards 2018

The Word - Social Infrastructure Project of the Year Award

British Construction Industry Awards 2017

The Word - North East Award Winner

RTPI Awards 2017

The Word - Social Value Awards

Constructing Excellence Awards 2017

The Word - Best Public Sector Interiors Project of the Year

Mixology North Awards 2017