River Drive enjoys an attractive open aspect and seaside character, providing an excellent setting for a safe, accessible residential development for older persons. The scheme offers superb new apartment homes with views across the River Tyne from the upper storeys, South Shields central area and Metro within 500 metres; and new gardens with existing woodland buffer backdrops.
The proposed building is distinctive and contemporary befitting its landmark location adjacent to the River Drive roundabout. The design has been developed with regard for the existing landscape setting and adjacent dwellings. The Design Team hope the scheme will be a welcome addition to the neighbourhood and help deliver the vision set out in the South Tyneside Urban Design Framework for ‘a better future for South Tyneside’s people’.