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Date confirmed for this year’s Quayside Seaside


Work is due to start on Newcastle’s river bank on May 14 as the popular Quayside Seaside attraction is set to return for the seventh year running.

The later date for this year comes as a result of the Heineken Champions Cup Final fan-zone that will occupy the area on the weekend of May 10 & 11.

Esh Civils, the civil engineering division of Esh Construction has been assigned the task of installing a host of summery commodities that includes 350 tonnes of sand, 5 candy-striped beach huts, 50 deck chairs, a climbing wall, and palm trees that will run alongside the River Tyne. This year, a children’s playground equipped with a slide and fireman’s pole will add to the fun.

Tom O’Gara, Small Works Manager at Esh said: “This project brings great value to the area. It’s a consistent job that we have performed since 2013 which enables us to completely overhaul the space and give the public an appealing place to spend their day.”

The architecture of the Quayside Seaside was designed by Colour Urban Design Ltd who have also been the team behind the Grey Street Gathering feature that opened in April, delivered also by Esh Civils.

Colour UDL’s Senior Landscape Architect and lead designer on the project, Carwyn Thomas, said: “It blends both man-made and nature together for locals to enjoy, where visitors can experience the feel of natural surroundings in the comfort of their own city, complementing the river.”

The Quayside Seaside has been commissioned by NE1 and is due to open mid-May. For more information, on any upcoming projects please visit