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Clearing the Way for College Campus

The relocated college campus is another step closer as demolition gets underway in South Shields town centre. MGL Demolition will free up the final sites needed to facilitate South Tyneside College’s proposed move from its current Westoe campus.

We are working on Cornwallis Street and Coronation Street, delivering safe and responsible demolition services to enable land redevelopment. Prior to demolishing the row of two-storey buildings, our team will be undertaking soft strip works and removal of asbestos-containing materials.

The former Job Centre on Barrington Street is among the buildings to be cleared, following its move to a new purpose-built centre on Mile End Road.

We are pleased to be working in partnership with South Tyneside Council to support the revitalisation of the town centre, which will bring new opportunities and growth for local businesses and residents.

These are the last of the demolitions required to assemble the site for the proposed college campus. For the last couple of years, we have been focusing our efforts on freeing up land, carrying out demolitions and getting sites ‘shovel ready’ for redevelopment. This is about diversifying the town centre; times have changed and we know we can’t rely on traditional retail anymore. Boosting footfall is paramount. Subject to planning permission,  the relocated College campus will go in the Barrington Street area, bringing thousands of additional people into the town centre. Without this type of intervention, redevelopment of many sites is not viable. By doing this and working with partner organisations such as the college we can bring about significant change.

Cllr Tracey Dixon, Leader of South Tyneside Council

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