Busy South Shields junction transformed by trees and landscaping after council makeover
A busy South Shields junction has been given makeover with trees and landscaping work bringing the beauty of nature to an empty space.
Work to enhance the appearance of the Crossgate and Westoe Road junction in the town has now been completed following a South Tyneside Council plan to improve the area.
The redevelopment work, which started in April, has seen trees and shrubs planted in stone-edged raised beds on the corner of the junction, which sits next to bar The Cask Lounge.
Landscaping and paving has also been put in place, with a pathway running in between, as part of improvements to the area, which is opposite South Shields town hall.
The work was part of a council plan to enhance the empty space which was formerly occupied by estate agent PDQ Homes in Charlotte Terrace.
While work was being carried out, a South Tyneside Council spokeswoman said: “Following works to improve the junction at Crossgate and Westoe Road to accommodate new bus routes into the town centre, landscaping, including tree and shrub planting and paving, is now taking place to create an enhanced space.”
It is the latest in a sweeping series of landscaping works which have been changing the face of South Shields town centre over the course of recent years.
The former PDQ Homes office building was demolished in early 2018 to under Phase Two of the South Shields 365 regeneration masterplan to make way to accommodate new bus routes into the town centre which were needed for the new South Shields Transport Interchange.