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Steel Structure Shows Interchange Progress

Etched against the skyline, South Shields’ new transport interchange is taking shape. The steel skeleton of the £21 million facility, which will house a modern bus station and relocated Metro station, is now in place. Construction of the interchange, which forms Phase Two of the £100m 365 regeneration masterplan, began in April. Foundations were laid…

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19 Awards for The Word

On 20 July, CIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology) President, Alex Narajan, presented the CIAT 2017 Award tor Technical Excellence in Architectural Technology to Mayor Cllr Ken Stevenson, marking the 19th Award that the Word has now won since opening in October 2016. The CIAT presentation read, “The Word represents a real paradigm shift in the…

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Construction of the new £21 million transport interchange for South Shields is underway

Work has started on schedule on the state-of-the-art new facility, which will bring together a modern bus station and relocated Metro station. The interchange forms Phase Two of the £100 million South Shields 365 regeneration masterplan. Leader of South Tyneside Council, Councillor Iain Malcolm, said: “This is the next piece of the jigsaw in our…

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Interchange Contractor gets on Board

A contractor has been appointed to construct South Shields’ new transport interchange. South Tyneside Council, development partner Muse Developments and Nexus have awarded the contract to Bowmer and Kirkland following a competitive tender process. The North East-based construction firm is on site carrying out preparatory works for the interchange, which forms Phase Two of the…

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Nexus’ £8.4m rail training centre in South Shields gets the green light

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has got the green light to build an £8.4m railway skills centre in South Shields town centre.   The Metro Maintenance and Renewals Skills Centre will be a state-of-art, bespoke training facility for Nexus to deliver a wide range of infrastructure and…

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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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