In November 2008 Gateshead Council unveiled plans to revitalise and regenerate Gateshead over the next 15 to 20 years. The intention is to not only revitalise the housing stock and market in the borough but also to improve and regenerate neighbourhoods and green spaces in Gateshead. More than 70 hectares of land will be redeveloped over about 19 sites, creating 3,000 new homes. The sites range in size from half hectare up to 12 hectares and consist of a mix of greenfield and brownfield sites.
To help promote the initiative we worked with NE6 Design to create the BIG Gateshead website. The website provides an interactive map of the 19 sites, information on the Gateshead area, FAQs and links for companies to register their interest.