9 Nov 2022

Commercial Redevelopment Scheme For South Tyneside

North East developer Modo Bloc has revealed plans for a £3m commercial property development, set to bring much-needed jobs to South Tyneside.

The Newcastle-based developer has submitted plans to redevelop a brownfield site off Claypath Lane and the A194, in South Shields.

Modo Bloc hopes to build three 1,205 sq ft units as well as a Starbucks Drive Thru store with EV charging bays. One of the units has already been let and the other two can be let separately or amalgamated to create a space of 2,410 sq ft.

The development is expected to create up to 30-40 jobs once fully completed and let.

George Jenkins, MD of Modo Bloc, explained: “This is a small but exciting commercial development and the first pairing we have had with a blue-chip tenant. It’s a perfect roadside location where demand for modern, business units is high.”

Modo Bloc director Ollie Stapleton added: “We looked at various ideas for the site but, after extensive research, we believe it works best as a small commercial park comprising a Starbucks and three retail/commercial units. This site has been abandoned for some time, so we are excited to be breathing life back into the location, helping to regenerate South Shields.”

Modo Bloc is already looking at other commercial development sites around the region including an opportunity in Sunderland. The ambitious developer recently established Modo Bloc Construction to help accelerate some of its new residential and commercial developments.

Earlier this year, Modo Bloc secured planning permission from Stockton Borough Council to build 22 light industrial units on a brownfield site on Cowpen Lane Industrial Estate, Billingham. Construction of the 30,000 sf ft of new industrial space is well underway. This £4 million project was the first of several planned projects in the commercial property development arena.

Anyone interested in the Claypath Lane scheme should contact Dan Howie of Howie Property on 07793 970 598.