South Shields is a pretty coastal town at the mouth of the River Tyne, roughly 4 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne. It has much to offer both locals and tourists – long sandy beaches, impressive clifftop views, a picturesque village setting and, of course, Colmans, with its award-winning fish and chips. South Shields is the latest location for an exclusive Retirement Living development by award-winning builders McCarthy & Stone.
Our new development, which is currently subject to planning, proposes 29 one-bedroom apartments and 18 two-bedroom apartments in a modern and contemporary complex. The stylish apartments will feature a fully fitted kitchen and shower room, integrated oven, hob and hood, raised electrical sockets and two points for a telephone and TV connection. Selected apartments will also feature balconies with views over the development’s landscaped gardens.
Homeowners will also be treated to an on-site lounge for socialising with neighbours and friends, and an ample private car park with 33 spaces for permit holders. Our developments have been designed with your needs in mind – we take care of all those daily chores so you can enjoy your retirement and independence.
Located in a quiet residential area, our proposed development is within easy reach of all the town’s amenities and public transport. The charming Westoe Village, with its postcard-worthy Georgian and Victorian houses, is less than a mile from the development’s front door, and there are a number of green spaces and parks just a few streets away.
Key dates for your diary
Construction start date, sales release and first occupation are still to be confirmed and are subject to planning permission.
South Shields is a popular coastal retreat known for its lively local events calendar and its award-winning seafood restaurants. Rain, hail or shine, there is always something going on in South Shields, from the International Magic Festival to the Great North Run in autumn. One event you simply can’t miss is the South Tyneside Festival, which takes place over the three months of summer. Enjoy open-air concerts, performances and colourful parades; perfect for the whole family.
The town is also known for its wide range of restaurants, covering cuisines such as Italian, Indian and Chinese. It also offers some of the world’s best fish and chips at the iconic Colmans, which is located about two miles from our Retirement Living development. Food aside, South Shields has many local attractions – a reconstructed Roman Fort, a museum and art gallery dedicated to local author Catherine Cookson, the Souter Lighthouse, the North East’s only seaside fair, Ocean Beach Pleasure Park and many more.
When it comes to nature, South Shields definitely holds its own. There are a variety of walks and trails you can take along the gorgeous South Tyneside coastline where you’ll come across beaches, coves and grottos, as well as one of the largest seabird colonies in the UK. For a day out and about, you can catch the historic Shields Ferry over the river Tyne to North Shields, or the bus or metro to Newcastle upon Tyne city centre.
See for yourself
If you would like to investigate the quality and atmosphere of a McCarthy & Stone development, visit our closest site to this development, which is Beckside Gardens in Guisborough.