Public to get chance to see regeneration plans

An artist's impression of Blyth's Commissioner's Quay.
An artist's impression of Blyth's Commissioner's Quay.

An open day is being held this week to give the public a chance to see proposals for the new leisure element in Blyth.

Members of the community, businesses and residents are invited to view the proposals at a drop in public exhibition, where representatives of Arch, The Northumberland Development Company and its team will be available to answer any questions.

The new building will provide a 40 bedroom Inn with a bar and banqueting space on the ground floor overlooking the estuary, Arch is currently in discussions with a preferred operator.

Over the next three years Arch, is leading the delivery of a mixed use development of the wider Commissioners Quay site as part of the broader regeneration of Blyth Estuary and town centre and forms an integral part of Northumberland’s regeneration strategy.

Coun Dave Ledger, deputy leader of Northumberland County Council and chairman of Arch, said: “This leisure offer will add an exciting new dimension to the site and wider development and regeneration of the Blyth Estuary.

“An Inn will not only enhance Blyth Workspace and provide a destination of choice on the Quayside, it will bring jobs to the local area and is instrumental in effecting the revival of Blyth’s riverfront by creating the potential for attracting substantial inward investment.”

The plans will be on display on Friday, November 28, from 1pm to 7pm, at Community Enterprise Centre.