Giants on the Quayside

3.2 hectares
Mixed use

Developer, World Wheel Company has submitted a planning application for Newcastle’s £100m ‘Giants on the Quayside’ development that will feature Europe’s tallest observation wheel.

The project will be built around a 140m high giant observation wheel which is 5m taller than the London Eye – dubbed ‘The Whey Aye’ in celebration of its location.

The striking image of the proposed project shows ‘The Whey Aye’ and the rest of the ‘Giants on the Quayside’ development, including The Geordie Giant, a 12m tall steel structure, a 700 sq m LED digital screen and a new destination food and beverage experience for Newcastle called The Giant’s Quay.  In addition, the development will feature a five-storey Wheel Terminus building, which will contain up to 8,000 sq m of commercial space, a family entertainment centre filled with trampolines, climbing walls, a skywalk and separate café. The ‘Giant Sport Deck’ will comprise a multi-purpose play and sports complex, with covered five-a-side pitches and tennis courts available for public hire, as well as a state-of-the-art virtual golf club called The Quayside Golf Club. Its clubhouse bar will offer food and beverages before golfers can play some of the world’s most famous courses in private, best-in-class simulator experiences.  This £100m development will provide several opportunities for investors.

Planned opening date: Q4 2020 (Subject to planning approval).

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