Tyne and Wear Development Corporation Archives

The Tyne and Wear Development Corporation (TWDC) was established in 1987 to develop land on the banks of the River Tyne and the River Wear in England. Its flagship developments included the regeneration of the East Quayside in Newcastle, Royal Quays in North Tyneside and St Peter's in Sunderland. During its lifetime 10,700,000 square feet of non-housing development and 4,550 housing units were built. Around 33,707 new jobs were created and some £1,115m of private finance was leveraged in. Circa 1,287 acres of derelict land was reclaimed and 24 miles of new road and footpaths put in place. The Chairman was Sir Paul Nicholson and the Chief Executive was Alastair Balls. It was dissolved in 1998.

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Centre for Life: Plans and Photos

Riverside Developments: Plans and Photos

The Royal Quays and the Fish Quay, North Shields

Regeneration plans and brochures

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Newcastle Quayside

Regeneration plans and brochures

St Peters Riverside, Sunderland

Regeneration plans and brochures

TWDC Publications: RiverLife Magazine, Riverside Revival booklet, Making Waves Strategy Initiative

Tyne and Wear, and Teesside

Development Corporations, A Mid-Term Report, 1993 (pdf, 67 pages)