City centre transformation

Newcastle is a great city full of history, culture and world class architecture, and we are known across the world for our welcoming spirit. But we can be better. There is limitless potential here, and now is the time for exciting change.

Grey's Monument

The biggest city centres across the country are being hit hardest economically by the pandemic and Newcastle is no exception.  Yet together we will recover. This is our opportunity to rebuild and pioneer for the future, rejuvenating our city to bring life back into the heart of our Newcastle.

Working with a team of experts, Newcastle City Council and its partners are delivering on a long-term vision to transform Newcastle City Centre via a series of impactful interventions on both our major thoroughfares and some of our quieter streets at the heart of our city centre, including further pedestrianisation. These interventions are all designed to make our city a more welcoming and attractive place for everyone.

The City Centre Transformation Programme (CCTP) will deliver a cleaner, greener heart of the city that will benefit its people for generations to come. We will create a unique European destination for tourism, business and investment that people can continue to be proud of, attracting further investment and allowing Newcastle to continue to grow for its communities. The programme focuses on a collective of streets and spaces that each provide a different role and function within the city centre.