There are endless benefits to Smith’s Dock — from contemporary homes to amazing views — but undoubtedly the one which attracts most people is the enviable location.
Smith’s Dock has created a coastal community always looking to make the most of their position overlooking the mouth of the River Tyne. But what actually are the benefits of living by the water’s edge? Aside from stunning panoramic views and fresh salty sea air, there are plenty of aquatic advantages which make Smith’s Dock such a special place to call home.
On Monday 9 September, the OVO Energy Tour of Britain swept through Smith’s Dock on the way to the finish line just 15km away in Newcastle city centre. To celebrate the arrival of the peloton on their stage 3 journey, we wanted to take a look at how fitness plays an active role in the coastal lifestyle and how residents of Smith’s Dock can take advantage of a range of active opportunities on their doorstep.
Meet Dave and Gill Thornton who recently purchased a three bedroom duplex apartment at the top of one of the Smokehouses.
Here they tell us all about their brand new home, the reasons behind wanting to live at Smokehouses, and why they’re excited to be a part of the Smith’s Dock masterplan.
The regeneration of Smith’s Dock in North Shields has won a national placemaking award this week. The joint venture developers behind the new, waterfront neighbourhood – Places for People and Urban Splash – collected the award at the Festival of Place ‘Pineapple’ ceremony in London, with the North Shields development winning the ‘Place in Progress’ accolade.
They say home is where the heart is, and that’s certainly true for Catherine Anderson who recently purchased a 2 bed apartment in Smokehouse One on the Smith’s Dock development in North Shields.
Originally from Tynemouth – a stone’s throw away from Smith’s Dock – Catherine was keen to find a new build coastal property and the Smokehouses ticked all her property hit list.