Gateshead Quays

A River Tyne Renaissance

Already home to prestigious cultural venues such as BALTIC and The Glasshouse International Centre for Music, the Gateshead Quays is primed for further development, on the back of the £400m Sage International Conference Centre, Arena, Hotels and enhanced public realm.

The 220,000sqft Sage International Conference Centre (ICC) includes state of the art exhibition space, conference rooms, a banqueting suite, and 15,000sqft of retail and hospitality. The Sage Arena will follow, providing a 12,500-capacity international grade venue.

The venues will transform the south bank of the River Tyne into one of the UK’s most dynamic visitor destinations.

The impact on the visitor economy will be vast, bringing an estimated 1 million+ additional visitors to the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside.

This development will act as a catalyst for the regeneration of the surrounding area, particularly in Gateshead town centre, where there are Council-owned sites ready for development.

Gateshead Council is a welcoming an experienced partner, with ESG built in to all development opportunities, including the local zero-carbon district energy network, and businesses can also access support and advice on property, recruitment, skills and training.

Size: 100 acres
Gross development value: £2bn
Ownership: Gateshead Council.
Uses: Recreational, Commercial, Residential, Industrial, Hospitality
Status: Early-stage scheme with The Sage ICC and The Sage Arena set to have a transformational impact
Opportunity: Investment and development partners sought to deliver residential, commercial and leisure schemes across 40 acres of council-owned land