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Former Swallow Hotel demolished as Castlegate Shopping Centre follows suit for exciting redevelopment

MGL Demolition is enabling the ambitious regeneration programme in Stockton Town Centre.

Team MGL is making space for the waterfront development – an urban park with amphitheatre and oval lawn to transform the town centre. The next stage in Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s bold regeneration programme will be considered by Councillors next week.

The former Swallow Hotel has been knocked down, and the Castlegate Shopping Centre and multi-storey car park are currently being demolished to pave the way for something special in Stockton.

It’s clear to see the Council is providing real transformational change through interventions that are taking place across the Borough from the demolition of Phoenix House to the transformation of the Castlegate Shopping Centre site. Thanks to the plans we are driving forward, there is wider interest from private developers who are keen to invest. This is an exciting chance for the Council to look at the next steps. We’re proposing how to knit together key sites across our six towns to create an inclusive economy. It’s important that the future of Teesdale is linked to the town centre, which provides an opportunity to unlock a Care and Health Zone and making the most of the River Tees, one of the Borough’s biggest assets. We have landmark buildings in the heart of the High Street and this is an opportunity to preserve their heritage and make them centre stage. It’s also clear we need aspirational housing of high quality in our town centre so it’s time to consider the best options for each. It’s now time to take stock and we’re doing this because we want to make the most of opportunities available to us so that our town centres can be vibrant and thriving places.

Councillor Nigel Cooke, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing

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