The Ambition for North Shields Master Plan set to Transform our Coastal Community

As ambitious plans for the transformation of North Shields, including the Fish Quay, are given final approval by cabinet, what will the master plan mean for our local community and the wider coastal region?

The Ambition for North Shields master plan will aim to create a vibrant town centre destination, combining living, working and retail space with easy connectivity to the increasingly popular Fish Quay. Included in the plan are housing developments at Northumberland Square, the redevelopment of Unicorn House and the restoration of the much-loved Wooden Dolly statue. 

The masterplan will integrate funding from Historic England to revitalise Howard Street and Northumberland Square as part of the North Shields High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ). The HSHAZ will support sustainable economic and cultural growth through a four-year program of physical improvements, community, and cultural activities. 

We’re delighted to see the approval of the master plan which will accelerate the re-imagining of North Shields into an increasingly desirable destination to live, work and play. Investing in heritage, seeing historic buildings brought back to life and celebrating our local history will help transform our local area into a thriving destination. 

RA Jackson & Son have proudly operated in North Shields for nearly 200 years and support the recent transformation of the area. From our location at Northumberland Square, we will be at the epicentre of the HSHAZ development for the square where ideas include providing a central grassed space including space for staged music events, tree and shrub replanting and connecting the library café, Beacon Centre to the open space of the square.

In recent months, we have been delighted to welcome some new and dynamic businesses and entrepreneurs who have chosen to locate here.

Over the past few years, we’ve seen an increased demand for residential and commercial property for sale in North Shields, including the Fish Quay, as buyers and letters look beyond the more traditional hot spots of Whitley Bay and Tynemouth for a coastal lifestyle, surrounded by plentiful amenities. With the implementation of the Ambition for North Shields master plan and HSHAZ this trend is likely to continue. 

We believe North Shields has some of the highest potential to attract everyone from first-time buyers, families, retirees to independent businesses who will all benefit from the enhanced connectivity and quality premises together with a bustling riverside and coastal community.

Be part of the transformation. For further information and property enquiries, please contact 0191 2571253 or email at