Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for an outstanding Borough

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Regeneration schemes

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Exciting regeneration schemes are transforming Stockton Borough to make it a wonderful place to live, work, visit and play. 

Image above courtesy of Chapman Brown Photography.

Stockton Town Centre

The vision for the award winning Stockton Town Centre is for a thriving market town with high quality public spaces, stylish water feature and a growing retail offer that serves the needs of residents, businesses and visitors.

Our aim is for Stockton Town Centre to be a focal point for cultural activity with year round festivals, varied shopping experience including our historic and specialist markets and top class leisure facilities.

We will continue to conserve and enhance our historic buildings and build upon the asset of the River Tees to provide a high quality setting for new businesses.

Key projects will transform the image of the area, support the growth and development of the leisure economy and put the building blocks in place for an expanding retail and business sector.

For further information on what we are doing now and how much more we have planned see our Stockton Town Centre Urban Design Guide or visit the Stockton Bid website


Silver Street

Following extensive redevelopment of Stockton High Street in 2015, the public realm in the areas of Bishop Street / Silver Street (Cultural Quarter) has been upgraded, providing enhanced connections to the Town Centre from the new hotel site and North Shore area. Pedestrianisation of Silver Street has enabled an attractive, safe, family-friendly environment benefiting from minimal vehicle movement. Opportunities for new outdoor uses such as an events, retail and a cultural offer will create a positive impact on the existing independent businesses in the street and encourage investment in vacant units. 



The 56 acre Northshore regeneration scheme is transforming the riverside, providing 450,000 sq ft of new commercial development and 200 new family houses all within walking distance of Stockton Town Centre. 

To find out more:

  • Call: (01642) 676080.

Hampton by Hilton Hotel

As part of the Northshore scheme, the Council has developed a new hotel on the Northshore Gateway site. The £17 million investment is a new venture for the Council and opened in early 2019. As the first commercial venture of this scale for the Council we thought it would be helpful to explain some more about the development. Read the Frequently Asked Questions document for more information.


Ingleby Barwick Leisure Facility

Work to bring a new £13 million leisure centre to Ingleby Barwick is progressing at a pace and construction is underway. The facility, on the All Saints Academy site, will include swimming pools, a health and fitness suite, gym, library and customer service point. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.


Billingham Town Centre

Billingham town centre has recently benefitted from a multi-million facelift delivered in partnership by Stockton Council and the town centre owners, St. Modwen Properties PLC.

Improvements to Billingham Town Centre have included:

  • New paving throughout the centre - including the market square area
  • New seating
  • Modern feature lighting
  • Sunken sections replaced with feature seating areas
  • More trees and planting schemes

These developments are just part of the wider Town Centre developments which have included:

  • The £18.5m redevelopment of the Forum
  • Improvements at John Whitehead Park
  • Development of the town health centre
  • Opening of a state-of-the-art library and customer service centre 

For general Billingham Town Centre queries contact:

Tony Donnelly - Billingham Town Centre Manager

Telephone: 01642 360973


Thornaby Town Centre

In April 2009 Thornaby Town Centre was completely revamped to create a modern vibrant town centre.

The £30m Pavilion Shopping Centre was transformed and now have an extensive range of national and local retailers, restaurants, food shops, banks, leisure centre and hotel. The redevelopment also saw the opening of the refurbished Thornaby Central Library and integrated Customer Service Centre.

The regeneration of Thornaby town centre continues with proposed road improvements and redevelopment of the former Tristar site at Neasham Road.

Yarm High Street

Stockton Council's £500,000 investment project to enhance Yarm High Street is complete.

The Improvements include:

  • Paving the area around the Town Hall with Yorkshire Stone which is complemented by a small area of granite 'cobble sets' to make it easier for people to get to the Town Hall, disabled toilet and war memorial
  • Heritage-style street lights
  • Upgrading the Pelican crossings to Puffin crossings with sensors so people can cross the road more easily and safely
  • Introducing new lighting to illuminate the Town Hall at night and heritage style street lighting throughout the High Street
  • Enhancing CCTV coverage to improve community safety
  • The cleaning of the war memorial

Contact the Economic Growth Team

For additional information please contact our Economic Growth and Development Services Team:

Telephone: 01642 526709

Email: [email protected]