Stockton Waterfront is an urban park with open, flexible paces for community, large scale events for people of all ages to enjoy. It's an area that is 3 times the size of Trafalgar Square.
The major waterfront development includes the demolition of the Castlegate Centre and the Swallow Hotel.
Surplus retail space has been taken out and the High Street will be opened up and connected to the river. People will be able to walk uninterrupted to the riverside from the High Street as these plans also include the narrowing and tunnelling of Riverside Road.
A riverside park with open spaces for families, market spaces and opportunities for cafes and kiosk are all part of these plans.
The Council has created a more compact retail core by focusing Stockton's main retail area into Wellington Square and the north section of the High Street. The main retail offer will be this, its 700-year old market and other parts of the town centre like Silver Street.
These changes will create a transformational public space for residents and visitors of Stockton-on-Tees.