Tree planting and landscaping set to bring beauty of nature to busy South Shields junction
Work is taking place to bring a bit of nature to a busy South Shields junction.
Trees and shrubs are set to be planted on the corner of Crossgate and Westoe Road as part of a South Tyneside Council plan to enhance the empty space which was formerly occupied by estate agent PDQ Homes in Charlotte Terrace.
Landscaping and paving is also set to take place as part of improvements to the area which sits next to bar The Cask Lounge.
Cages have been put in place to keep the site safe, and stone-edged raised beds with a pathway running in between can be seen taking shape at the site opposite South Shields town hall.
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 wayto accommodate new bus routes into the town centre which were needed for the new South Shields Transport Interchange.
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.”
South Tyneside Council was unable to confirm when the work to enhance the area at the junction was expected to be completed.