John F Hunt Wins £20M South Shields Enabling Works

1st March 2022

John F Hunt Regeneration has secured a £20m enabling and civils package for a docks redevelopment in South Shields.

Work has just got underway to transform a 9 acres brownfield site and derelict docklands at Holborn to pave the way for a new £200m Riverside Quarter for South Tyneside Council.

The former dock is currently split into two levels and has lain derelict for many years, following heavy industrial use, making the work challenging and complex.

The remediation will be carried out in phases, with the ground and maritime improvements being completed in autumn 2023. 

The site will be reprofiled to create a gentle slope from Commercial Road to the Tyne, making it more suitable for development.

Three of the docks will be restored, preserving the area’s industrial heritage and a new quay edge wall installed at a raised level to overcome current flooding issues.

Phase 1 of the development will consist of 48 family homes. Later phases will bring around 300 further one to four-bedroomed homes and apartments, delivered by Keepmoat Homes, working in partnership with Cussins.

Dr Sam Hall, managing director of John F Hunt Regeneration, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed by South Tyneside Council to undertake the remediation and enabling at the Holborn site. The works will be central to creating a sustainable and thriving residential area, in keeping with both nearby historic landmarks and the other new developments.”

How the Holborn redevelopment will look