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Play Back Progress on Transport Interchange

Residents can view the latest addition to South Shields town centre coming to life before their eyes. Further time-lapse footage has been released showing construction of the new transport interchange. The video captures progress on the facility, showing the build from early demolition through to the present. Initially it shows foundations and the ground floor…

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Time Lapse of Trapt Interchange

Fascinating Footage Captures Interchange Build

Construction of the new transport interchange in South Shields has been captured in fascinating footage. Time lapse video shows the first six months of the build, which forms the second phase of the £100 million 365 town centre regeneration masterplan. The recording begins when work started on site in April and captures the changing of…

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Topping Out Is Just The Ticket For Interchange

South Tyneside Council and partners have celebrated a major milestone with the ‘topping out’ of a multi million pound facility. The roof of South Shields’ new transport interchange has now been installed. The £21 million building will bring together a modern bus station and relocated Metro station. The interchange forms Phase Two of the £100 million…

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South Shields Transport Interchange

Metro Line Between South Shields And Chichester Stations To Close For Five Weeks

The Metro line between South Shields and Chichester is to close for five weeks as part of the £21m development of the town’s new bus and Metro interchange. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has to carry out track and signalling upgrades so that Metro trains can serve…

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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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CIAT Award presentation to The Word

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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The Round

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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