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New Event Space to ‘Round’ Off Award-Winning Venue

Work will get underway next week to transform the rooftop level of award-winning cultural venue The Word into a new events space. The area – named The Round – will feature a full programme of events and will be able to host up to 150 people.     Work is expected to take around three…

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Bowmer & Kirkland Transport Interchange Newsletter – Issue 1

Our friends at Bowmer & Kirkland have produced the first of a series of newsletters which will give details of how the work is progressing on the Transport Interchange. This first issue was delivered to commercial premises close to the site, with copies also available at The Word, South Shields Town Hall, Ferry Terminal, Ocean…

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Nexus is to build an £8.4m rail training centre in South Shields

Nexus is to build an £8.4m rail training centre in South Shields For details call the Nexus media office on 0191 203 3691. For out of hours enquiries call 07767 837 795. For more about Nexus go to www.nexus.org.uk Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to build…

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The Mayor Cllr Olive Punchion and Nexus MD Tobyn Hughes, overseeing demolition work of the former Keppel Street Post Office.

Demolition Gets Underway

Demolitions are underway in South Shields town centre, clearing the way for the new transport interchange. Excavators have moved in to pull down the former Post Office and Royal Mail building and the former Dawson and Sanderson travel agents on Keppel Street. The programme of demolitions, which will take around three months, is necessary to…

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The Word Triumphs at RICS Awards

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, has been judged as one of the country’s best buildings after winning the Community Benefit category at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards Grand Final. The Word had already been shortlisted in three categories – Community Benefit, Design Through Innovation and Tourism & Leisure –…

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Civic Trust Regional Finalist Award for The Word

We may be needing an extra shelf on The Word’s trophy cabinet soon following last night’s announcement by the Civic Trust Awards that the innovative building has been named both a Regional Finalist and nominated for the Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design in their 2018 Awards, to be decided on December 14th. The Civic…

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Public Votes to Decide International Design Award

Following fast in the footsteps of news of a shortlist place in the World Architecture Festival Awards, comes another nomination for The Word – but this time, the awards will be decided by a public vote! The Word, designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects, is shortlisted in the Public Space Design category of the prestigious SBID (Society…

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World Architecture Award Shortlist for The Word

The Word will be flying the flag for the North East region at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards, held in Berlin in November.   The scheme is shortlisted in the Culture Completed Buildings category, competing against developments from as far away as Lisbon, the UAE, China, New Zealand and Vietnam. More than 3,000 people…

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Plans to Move South Shields Post Office Confirmed

The Post Office has confirmed plans to move its South Shields branch to King Street following a public consultation. The town centre’s redevelopment means the branch’s existing premises, in Keppel Street, will no longer be available. The new branch, which will provide the same wide range of services, will be at 8, King Street (previously…

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Compulsory Purchase Order Confirmed

South Tyneside Council has welcomed a decision by the Secretary of State confirming the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) made by the authority for South Shields town centre. The council sought the CPO to secure ownership of remaining land and properties in the town centre redevelopment area which are not in council ownership. Acquiring the outstanding…

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