Walker Riverside

Future Communities have a case study page on their site about the regeneration of Walker which is forecast to be completed by 2018.

“Walker Riverside is 15-year long regeneration project to transform the Walker district of Newcastle. The project began in 2003 and will involve the demolition of around 700 existing homes, the majority of which are flats, and the construction of 1,600 new houses. Alongside this, plans are being developed for a rejuvenated centre of Walker, with new shops, leisure facilities and a new building for the local primary school.”

http://futurecommunities.net/case-studies/walker-riverside-newcastle-2003-2018

Traditionally the Walker area had been home to many dock and shipyard workers, but as these activities declined in importance people moved away from the river to seek other work.

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