Waterloo Square

South Shields

  • Multi-site town regeneration in partnership with South Tyneside MBC
  • Phased development of 130,000 sq ft of town centre retail space
  • Pre-lets to Debenhams, BHS, Next, River Island & Asda
  • Phase 1 – 70,000 sq ft of non-food retail
  • Phase 2 – 60,000 sq ft of food retail
  • All completed and trading

Henry Boot Developments was appointed by South Tyneside MBC as its development partner to bring forward a major new retail scheme adjacent to the existing South Shields town centre, to secure new national retailers and to improve the town’s attraction as a sub-regional shopping destination.

This first phase of non-food retail development comprises over 70,000 sq.ft of space designed to accommodate the most up to date trends for larger units demanded by national retailers.

The innovative design and the ability to deliver accommodation to an agreed set programme, attracted a number of high profile major retailers not previously present in the town. These included the newly launched ‘Desire by Debenhams’ retail concept and the new Bhs smaller store format. The aim of providing a high quality contemporary retail offer was further achieved with the letting of the remaining space to Next and River Island.

Substantial public realm works were undertaken as part of the development, and a new 150 space shoppers’ car park, managed by South Tyneside MBC, was provided. Over 200 new jobs have been created for the town, and the Waterloo Square first phase of the development has demonstrated the ability to introduce new retailers to established town centres which have previously failed to attract

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Group Statement: View here

Henry Boot PLC and its Group Companies has, following the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) implemented a number of measures which seek to bring about greater transparency and scrutiny into our various supply chains, in order to combat slavery and trafficking activities. Further to this, over the past year we have been reviewing the measures put in place and seeking to identify additional actions to strengthen our due diligence and transparency. The aim of the Act is in line with our own ‘Henry Boot Way’ Vision and Values, as updated in 2017, which include ‘Respect’, ‘Integrity’ and ‘Collaboration’, all of which are relevant to our approach in this regard.

We continue to keep under regular review our Human Trafficking and Slavery Statement (the ‘Statement’), setting out the activities undertaken to reduce the risk of slavery and trafficking activities being present within our business operations. These measures include the introduction of an Anti-Slavery Policy, due diligence requirements, and mandatory contract clauses seeking compliance by our supply chain with appropriate anti-slavery measures. Additional measures that have recently been put into place to increase knowledge and vigilance throughout our organisation and supply chain include posters and awareness cards across our sites.

We will continue to regularly work with our partners, contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders, as well as keeping industry best practice under review, to monitor our approach for effectiveness, and consider any changes or additional measures as appropriate.

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Henry Boot PLC
John Sutcliffe
Chief Executive Officer