With over one million visitors each year, Gateshead Quays is one of the UK's most iconic waterfront locations. The area has seen huge transformation over the last 15 years and is now a thriving cultural destination, home to many world-class attractions.
Gateshead Council is now pushing forward plans to bring a new £260 million pound development to Gateshead Quays. Working in partnership with award-winning property developers Ask Real Estate and leading investment and development manager PATRIZIA UK, Gateshead Council is also working with SMG Europe, a world leader in venue management to bring a 12,500 capacity arena, conference and exhibition facilities to Gateshead Quays which would relocate the existing Newcastle arena.
The 10-acre site, which sits directly opposite the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and between the area's most iconic buildings, Sage Gateshead and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, will also include two hotels, and restaurants creating a vibrant new destination on the waterfront with easy access to the Quays, Gateshead Town Centre and the wider region.
We've wanted to regenerate and revitalise this key site on Gateshead Quays for a long time and internationally recognisable facilities of this scale has always been our long term aspiration.
Martin Gannon, Gateshead Council Leader