Exciting plans take shape for Metrogreen development
Gillespies facilitated a workshop for stakeholders interested in the development of the area known as Metrogreen around the Intu Metrocentre in Gateshead. This strategic site on the south bank of the River Tyne is the subject of a masterplanning process involving Gillespies and HemingwayDesign for Gateshead Council.
Some of the ideas discussed, which could be brought to fruition in the future include a network of parks and spaces along the River Tyne and Derwent; pioneering housing schemes that will build on the success of Hemingway Design's nearby project 'The Staiths' and an outward-looking, leisure-orientated intu Metrocentre.
Gateshead Councillor John Adams, Cabinet Member for the Economy, said: "The intu Metrocentre is an important regional asset, supporting the employment of over 11,000 people and with a footfall of 21 million annual visitors. It's vital to everyone involved that the Metrocentre and the wider Metrogreen area gets the right type of investment so that it continues to thrive.
He continued "We are confident that the new homes and services planned for Metrogreen will sustain and grow employment opportunities in an environmentally sustainable manner in this fantastic riverside location."
Feedback from stakeholders will be incorporated into a Metrogreen masterplan.