Regenerating a dockyard area

Dating back to 1851, Smith’s Dock was a former shipyard which closed its doors over 30 years ago. The Smith’s Dock development plan sees a mixture of housing and leisure for today’s modern lifestyles.

The development, a partnership between Places for People and Urban Splash, is helping to transform the former shipyard site. In addition to the 80 apartments constructed by Robertson, townhouses will also be built on the site.

Future plans for residential properties will bring further life into this exceptional region of the North East.

High quality apartments

The two new build apartment blocks, designed by SimpsonHaugh, created on the river with fantastic views. In total there are 80 flats which include one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and duplexes. All homes are being finished with concrete living area ceilings and industrial exposed electrical fittings, ensuring the most up-to-date trends for modern living.

Building services

Robertson Engineering Services provided the mechanical and electrical installation for this project.

Services comprised district gas fired heating, domestic hot and cold water services, sprinklers, fire alarm, access control, TV/ broadband capability and electrical domestic supply to each property.

Above ground drainage and coordinated sanitaryware was installed to the ensuite bathrooms.

Each apartment has a mechanical ventilation heat recovery unit with external ventilation louvres built into the external cladding.

Download and read more about the M&E part of the project here.

 

Related news

  • Smith's Dock Smokehouses are underway

    Smith's Dock Smokehouses are underway

    Robertson has commenced work on an 80-strong apartment scheme known as the Smokehouses in North Shields.

Related blog posts

  • Investing in Scotland’s Waterfronts

    Investing in Scotland’s Waterfronts

    Jonathan Guthrie, Director for Strategic Public Partnerships, chairs a panel on Investing in Scotland’s Waterfronts at MIPIM.
  • Robertson partnerships with the public sector

    Robertson partnerships with the public sector

    Scott Wilson, Executive Director, Development, discusses the company’s longest running partnership.
  • Robertson Apprentice & Trainee recruitment 2019

    Robertson Apprentice & Trainee recruitment 2019

    In conjunction with National Apprenticeship Week, Robertson has launched the first Apprentice & Trainee vacancy opportunities.