Visit Smith’s Dock’s newest show home for an example of luxurious waterfront living | Living North

Visit Smith’s Dock’s newest show home for an example of luxurious waterfront living


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Want to live in a brand-new home with a waterside view? Visit Smith’s Dock’s new three-storey show home for inspiraiton

A new show house will arrive at Smith’s Dock in North Shields this month, giving customers a glimpse of what their future home could look like.

The new three-storey show home will open to the public at the end of September, from which point customers will be able to head over to the waterfront site for a look around. 

It is one of a total of 24 town houses which make up the first phase of Smith’s Dock; the modular constructed homes each boast 1,500 sq ft of space over three floors. They’re perfect for local families in the North East, especially as a range of house types and layouts are available to suit each family’s needs. 

Available homes – which are ready for immediate occupation – include the ‘loft living’ option – where lounge and dining spaces dominate the upper floor, with bedrooms below – and ‘garden living’. These traditional layouts featuring living areas on the ground floor and up to four bedrooms above.

Explaining the Town House compositions available, each of which boasts views of the River Tyne, spacious gardens and parking, Smith’s Dock residential director Guy Ackernley said: ‘We’ve now completed the installation and development of a range of house types at Smith’s Dock, meaning that multiple living options are available to families who want space that suits them.  

‘Whether that’s penthouse style ‘loft living’, or the more traditional approach of a kitchen and dining space to the rear of their home – opening up onto a private decking and green space for the kids, we have Town Houses immediately available in each form.’

The Town Houses are located on the Plateau, an elevated area of Smith’s Dock – North Shields’ much-loved former shipyard and a focal point of the community. The whole site is undergoing a major regeneration programme which will also soon see the launch of 80 waterfront apartments known as Smokehouses, as well as the future development of green spaces, retail and leisure outlets.

TV architect and North East native George Clarke will also be creating a collection of homes at the scheme – known as FAB House, they’ll launch next year. Speaking of them George said: ‘Smith’s Dock was the perfect opportunity for me – primarily because I get to be a part of this ambitious regeneration project, but also because I can bring my passion for raising the standard of UK homes through modular development.’

And while all these plans at Smith’s Dock itself will make for a great community, the wider location is perfect too. Some of North Tynside’s best performing schools can be found just minutes from the homes including the Ofsted Outstanding Waterville Primary School which is just 0.2 miles away. A few minutes walk further and you’ll find St Cuthbert’s and Spring Gardens – both rated as Ofsted Good.  

There’s great connectivity, with the North Shields Metro stop just minutes away – not to mention the adjacent North Shields Ferry Terminal, and there’s a great road network back into the city.
There’s also the proud, historic community in which these homes are located; with English Heritage’s Tynemouth Castle and the Old Lowlight Museum providing lots to do close by.

And, the Town Houses at Smith’s Dock have already won an Offsite Award, and been shortlisted for a Sunday Times British Homes Award and a Structural Timber Award. Come and have a look around them today. 

The current show house is open Thursday to Monday each week. Get in touch with Smith’s Dock by calling 0191 580 7999 or emailing

Smith’s Dock
North Shields
NE29 6TA
0191 580 7999

Published in: September 2017

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