Smith’s Dock enjoys an enviable location on the lively North Shields Fish Quay – home to a busy fishing port and growing number of award-winning restaurants and bars. With such a vibrant and busting atmosphere, the Little Pilates Company offers a welcome escape in which to enjoy the company of Pilates teacher and owner, Claire Barnaby.
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.
We caught up with new Smokehouse resident, Becky, who chose to live at ‘up and coming’ Smith’s Dock following 14 years in East London. She loves being part of something new, especially contributing to the regeneration of an area that is affordable and close to the beach.