Tyne & Wear

Blaydon £20m regeneration could bring 350 jobs

A £20m regeneration of Blaydon Shopping Centre could bring 350 jobs to Tyneside, Gateshead Council have said.

The work, to begin on Monday, will take approximately 18 months and include a new supermarket, two retail units, a youth club and a community centre.

Access to the shopping centre from Shibdon Road will be closed with diversions in place.

Leader of Gateshead Council, Mick Henry said the regeneration was a "great vote of confidence from the private sector".

Chainbridge Medical Practice and Blaydon Day Centre will also be given new buildings in the revamp.

Mr Henry said: "This is a large scale project, delivering new facilities, a boost to our retail economy and new jobs at a time when we most need them."

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