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Plans submitted for near net-zero building in South Shields

A planning application has been submitted by Muse Developments and South Tyneside Council, to bring forward one of the first near net-zero buildings in the north-east region.

The proposals are for a 4,600m2 riverside office block at The Glassworks development in South Shields.

Designed by Ryder Architecture, the project will be built on brownfield land across five storeys with basement parking, a reception area offering co-working space and coffee bar, as well as a roof terrace with panoramic waterside views.

The southern part of the site will feature a landscaped area leading down to the Grade II-listed Customs House and Harton Quays Park.

David Wells, Regional Director at Muse Developments, said: “We’re delighted to have submitted planning for one of the first near net-zero buildings in the region at The Glassworks that will once again drive inward investment, boost jobs and generate community wealth at a time that it’s needed most.

“The property sector has a major role in addressing the climate emergency through the delivery of a new building that is kinder to the environment and is adaptable to change and differing needs in the future. At Muse, together with partners, we’re committed to building back better in a bid to deliver a tangible and meaningful contribution to reducing the sector’s carbon footprint.”

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