Masterplan for 35ha scheme includes 1300 homes and the UK's first 100% recycled park

Architect Studio Egret West has unveiled these images of a 35ha masterplan for South Shields riverside. The scheme, which will include five new neighbourhoods with over 1300 homes, will also create a waterfront park, New Shore.

The design connects the park with South Shields town centre via a community terrace that covers a six metre change in level. This terrace, which the architect describes as “like a giant oyster encrusted with barnacles” will be constructed using engineered fill from other large scale projects in the north east of England. This makes the park, the architect says, the first 100% recycled park in the UK.