Newcastle Grainger Town Regeneration project
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the redevelopment of formerly run-down urban areas, often in the inner city through improvements to the environment, housing and employment opportunities
The most architecturally beautiful area in Newcastle where Grey Street and the Theatre Royal are.
The area Grainger Town covers between Central Station and Northumberland Street,
of the buildings in the area are identified as being of historical and architectural importance.
1835 to 42
Richard Grainger developed a series of classical streets, which are overlain on the pattern of the medieval settlement, that was there before.
1960s to 1990s
Parts of Grainger Town were demolished to make way for projects such as the Eldon Square and others overtook parts of the area as centres for commerce and retail.
Grainger Town Project established - a partnership with Newcastle City Council, English Partnership and English Heritage.
of public sector investment was expected to be bolstered by a further £120 million from the private sector, but the latter reached £160 million.
Reasons why the area needed regeneration
Shops and offices moved out to other locations, Residential population of the area was falling rapidly to 1,200, 100,000 m² of floor space vacant
of Grainger Towns 244 listed buildings classed as being 'at risk' and a further 29% classified as vulnerable
The public realm
was improved, using high quality stone, benches and public art
flats and apartments completed with many located within the Grainger Street and Clayton Street areas.
was repaired and cleaned.
jobs created as well as a further 800 in Grainger Town due to the increased confidence in the area.
new businesses set up.
buildings, many of them listed properties and classified as 'Buildings at Risk' restored for use.
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