Playing Pitches Project

As part of our ongoing obligations, the NGP Consortium have appointed a contractor who will begin work to deliver new Playing Pitches and surrounding landscape enhancements across open land to the north of the ex-Sage building.

During the construction phase, this area will be fenced off and remain fully out of bounds to the public as shown in the plans accessible by the link below:

This project will bring the following facilities to Great Park:

  • 1 x Rugby Union pitch
  • 1 x Senior-sized Football pitch
  • 1 x Under 15/16 size Football pitch
  • 1 x Cricket pitch
  • 1 x 400 m Grass running track

The above facilities will predominantly serve the forthcoming secondary school (delivered by Newcastle City council and Department for Education), although public use is expected to be made available through council led processes and future agreements.

Timeframes & Access Restrictions

Indicative timeframes are as follows:

  • November 2023: initial exploratory work with trial holes being excavated within the land and necessary tree removal.
  • March 2024 – end 2025: full construction and landscaping activity.

We understand this area is currently used by residents for informal recreational use. Please be aware that during construction, access will be restricted and we ask that everyone respects the required health and safety restrictions.

All current Public Rights of Way through this area have been closed to allow these works to be implemented. A diversion route has been agreed with Newcastle City Council which coincides with further planning obligations to be delivered by the Consortium.

The wider programme will provide enhanced pedestrian, cyclist and equestrian routes from Havannah First School and Cell A developments at the western extent, giving better connectivity towards the east where routes will be linked to current Public Rights of Way. An extensive area of landscaping and planting will also be feature throughout the wider cell development.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, and ask everyone to be please cautious when near the area and respectful of all safety procedures put in place during this development.