Tyne & Wear

Next phase of South Shields £100m revamp under way

Artist's impression of Ocean Road Image copyright South Tyneside Council
Image caption A new road surface and paving on Ocean Road has already been completed

Work has begun on the latest phase of a £100m regeneration of South Shields.

South Tyneside Council is delivering a £3.5m revamp of Ocean Road to provide a "key link" between the town centre and the seafront.

Councillor John Anglin said the improvements would make the street "more attractive and inviting".

The work is the latest phase of South Shields 365, a 10-year project to regenerate the town centre.

A new road surface, paving and rows of hornbeam trees have already been completed at the Anderson Road end of Ocean Road, close to the town centre.

Work has now begun to improve the appearance of the street between Baring Street and Lawe Road by providing a new road layout and better positioned parking and footpaths.

The work is expected to be completed by the autumn.

Work is also due to start on a new library and digital media centre.

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