Swan Hunter transformation

A contract to transform the Swan Hunter shipyard in Wallsend is being offered by North Tyneside Council.

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£50m to transform Swan Hunter

North Tyneside Council is pitching to developers to invest part of £50m to transform the former Swan Hunter shipyard.It is inviting companies to help build warehouses, offices and a "learning village" that could then support thousands of jobs in the off-shore marine sector, among others.

The council told North East Tonight that around 40 companies have already signed up to an open day to visit the site, ahead of the procurement process.

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Swan Hunter shipyard development opportunity

A contract to transform the Swan Hunter shipyard in Wallsend is being offered by North Tyneside Council.

The council wants a partner to work on maximising the Low Carbon Enterprise Zone at the site.

“This is an exciting opportunity for a developer partner or consortium to be involved in shaping the future of this well known former shipyard creating thousands of jobs for local people.”

– Elected Mayor, Mrs Linda Arkley

Interested parties will attend an open day next month, where they will be able to share their expertise and consider becoming part of a consortium.

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