Central Gateshead Civic Quarter

2.5 hectares

At a glance

  • Potential for development of 1,000 new homes
  • Regeneration of the High Street, from struggling secondary retail to intergenerational living.
  • 2.5 hectares available for housing, retail leisure and business
  • 1.6 million people live within a 45 min drive from Gateshead


Central Gateshead Civic Quarter is few minutes’ walk from the quayside and the vision is to radically transform this area. Within the project there is opportunity to develop a further 750 new homes inter-generational living on a regenerated town centre High Street. There will also be new spaces for local services, leisure uses and much needed green spaces for residents and users to enjoy.

Gateshead Council is currently focusing on a range of potential measures to enliven and better integrate the town centre with its surrounding assets by including new pathways and cycle lanes, capturing the benefits of the 1000 bed, Northumbria University accommodation, new retail centre at Trinity Square; as well as relationships with the Gateshead College campus, digital and tech clusters on The Quays and the new arena, conference and exhibition centre, The Sage.

For further information contact the Invest team on +44 (0)191 440 5761 or invest@ngi.org.uk.