Places for People and Urban Splash, the joint venture redeveloping Smith’s Dock in North Shields, have revealed for the first time their site-wide masterplan vision; it shows the extent of the new Tyneside community, with many of the planned residential and public realm phases visible.

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The reveal comes ahead of the creation of 90 new homes at the waterside development, many of which launched for sale on Saturday 10th March.

80 of the properties will be housed within the waterfront Smokehouses; the two buildings – designed by Simpson Haugh– will comprise a range of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom properties each offering amazing views of the River Tyne and will be ready for occupation from early next year.

Nigel Brewer Planning and Design Director for Places for People said

“I’ve been involved in this project for many years now and it really is exciting to have reached this stage – with the masterplan evolved into a real deliverable vision for how Smith’s Dock will continue to be transformed. It shows just how we’re working to make the whole area a wonderful community; it’s an important historic site and its redevelopment is the epitome of true regeneration – with diverse home designs, sensitively designed public spaces and the reopening the stunning waterfront.”

A wonderful community

Stuart Wheeler of Simpson Haugh added

“It’s incredibly exciting to see Smokehouses take shape, one of the first phases of the Smith’s Dock masterplan we’ve been developing with Places for People since 2009. Inspired by the site’s rich history, and in collaboration with Places for People and Urban Splash, we’re creating unique, light-filled and spacious homes, the quality of which sets a benchmark for the rest of the development of the landmark site.”

A further 10 homes were launched on the day for buyers looking for spacious family homes. Known as Fab House, they are designed by North East TV star and architect George Clarke in conjunction with TDO Architecture, and stand adjacent to the three-storey Town Houses launched at the scheme late last year. 

Speaking of the Fab Houses, George said

“I am thrilled that we can now show buyers around these homes. What we’re creating here are proper family homes that are spacious, well planned and will encourage family living. When complete, Smith’s Dock is going to be a great neighbourhood to live in and I’m proud that my Fab House design is part of it.”

Guy Ackernley, director of residential sales at Urban Splash concluded

“The Smokehouses and Fab Houses bring more options to Smith’s Dock; it’s a demonstration of how varied we want the residential offering to be here and means that we can now offer properties across a much broader price spectrum."

Smith’s Dock is taking its place, as the heart of a new neighbourhood.

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