ONE of South Tyneside’s oldest pubs is being consigned to history.
The regeneration of Trinity South – part of the South Shields Riverside Development – means the bulldozers have moved in on the Commercial Hotel and the former Foremost Garage in the West Holborn area of the town.
The Commercial Hotel is one of South Shields’s oldest public houses.
South Tyneside Council and site contactors Owen Pugh have brought in architectural experts, to ensure any important structures are saved for potential reuse.
The complete Trinity South project will be a mixed use neighbourhood of housing, commercial and leisure.
The Commercial Hotel site has been earmarked for potential industrial use.
The South Tyneside Council ward members for Simonside and Rekendyke, Coun Ed Malcolm, Coun Michael Clare and Coun Lynne Proudlock, have welcomed the progress being made.
Coun Malcolm said: “The demolition work at Holborn is an important part of the overall Trinity South regeneration programme.
“It symbolises the council’s commitment to redeveloping the area, benefitting residents, their families and the business community.”
The first clearance phase of demolition at Holborn is expected to be complete over the next two weeks.