• 9 August 2012

Whitley Bay’s Spanish City gains approval

Plans for a £23m redevelopment in North Tyneside set to transform Whitley Bay’s Spanish City into leisure and entertainment hub has been approved.

The scheme is set to provide a range of leisure and entertainment facilities including an indoor climbing wall, skateboarding and soft play area. A gym and community space, as well as food and retails outlets, will also transform the regeneration site which surrounds the seafront attraction.

The site with its renowned Grade II listed tower tops will act as the centre piece for wider regeneration project by North Tyneside Council that includes a 60-bed hotel, a care home, 20 apartments and 24 town houses.

Waterman played an integral part in obtaining planning permission providing transportation and highways input, and assisting with the masterplanning and landscaping of the site. Waterman has been retained to progress the scheme through the detailed design stage, which includes the open space public realm design.

Work is expected to commence on site early 2013 and is scheduled to be complete by 2014.

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