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South Shields, Land at Harton Quay Park/Ferry Terminal

Rent: £Price on Application

Region: Tyne and Wear

Town/City: South Shields

The property is situated adjacent to South Shields Ferry terminal (353,000 passengers 2019/20), The Alum Ale House, BT’s 40,000sq ft office building at 1 Harton Quay and South Shields’ stunning new library The Word (National Centre for the Written Word).  The Customs House Theatre is also close by together with ample car parking facilities.  The site enjoys spectacular views across the River Tyne and adjoins Riverside Walk and three of Sustrans’ National Cycle Routes (1, 14 and 72).


The site is roughly rectangular in shape. It is currently grassed and positioned between a brick paved area to the east and Ferry Street to the west. Below are the approximate site areas.

Approximate Site Area 530 m² 5,700 ft²
Ferry St Frontage 16 m 52’ 06”
Maximum Width 24 m 78’ 09”
Maximum Depth 25 m 82’ 00”

The Council understands that all mains services are available close to the site. Further information available on request. Connections to required services will be the responsibility of the developer/occupier.


The site is suitable for a number of different uses but the Council are particularly interested in Café / Catering use (excluding hot-food takeaway) or retail use specifically serving the immediate catchment – ferry users, cyclists, office workers and people visiting the park and quayside.
Alternative uses will be considered on their individual merits.


There are a number of Listed Buildings in the vicinity (Alum Ale House and Old Town Hall), some interesting recent buildings (BT and The Word) and some neighbouring residential apartments all of which will need to be taken into account when assessing design, use and amenity. In addition the Council have been awarded funding to assist in the development of a new office scheme, known as The Glassworks, on the land between 1 Harton Quay and The Customs House,


The land will be available on a leasehold basis for a term and rent to be agreed.


The Council is looking for a permanent/semi-permanent solution and use for this site and the structure of the leasing arrangement will depend on the nature of the development proposed.  The Council is keen to engage with potential users who are prepared to invest in the site and build and operate a business in this location.


Please speak with sole agent @retail
Ian Thurlbeck
07515 831417

Pete Townsend
07713 151970


Property type: Leisure, Retail

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