Developer Ask:PATRIZIA has instructed BAM Construction to work on the initial preparation works for the Gateshead arena project.
The site between the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, the Sage Gateshead and Gateshead College is being developed on behalf of Gateshead Council and involves some £300m of regeneration investment.
The enabling works package is a significant step forward for developing the arena and conference centre scheme which is expected to create some 2,000 jobs during construction.
Full construction work will begin next Spring.
NewcastleGateshead Quays will feature a world class arena, purpose-built conference and exhibition centre, restaurants, a dual-branded hotel and large areas of outdoor realm and performance space.
It is anticipated the site will attract over 330,000 additional visitors each year and it is due to complete in 2024.