Working from home or self-isolating, for the foreseeable future we are all going to be spending a great deal more time indoors. The events that have changed the face of the world in previous weeks have also created a temporary alteration in lifestyle and behaviour that has increased our need for social distancing and limiting unnecessary contact wherever possible.
As the North Tyneside coast has gone from strength to strength, many areas in the vibrant Borough have benefitted. From chic Tynemouth Front Street to Whitley Bay’s revamped Spanish City, the close-knit districts that make up the coast are seeing a real surge in interest from visitors keen to enjoy the delights of life by the water.
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.