The Giants on the Quayside development will be a world-class entertainment and leisure destination located on the derelict Spillers Flour Mill site on Newcastle Quayside. It will be built using an investment of around £100m and will be privately funded.
Our ambition is for the development to be a globally recognised focal point for Newcastle, and to help the city deliver one of Europe’s best waterfront experiences.
We will complement the River Tyne’s existing iconic landmarks with our giant observation wheel, The Whey Aye. Standing 460 ft (140 m) high, it will be 16 ft (5 m) taller than the London Eye.
Each ‘flight’ on the wheel will accommodate 480 passengers (60 cabins with eight people in each) and take approximately 24 minutes.
The development will cover 344,445 sq ft (32,000 sq m) in total and provide a new destination food and beverage experience for Newcastle called The Giant’s Quay.
Plans also include an 837 sq yd (700 sq m) LED digital screen on the facade of the visitor centre, at the base of The Whey Aye. This will be used to communicate information about local culture and events as well as social media content and advertising.
Visitors will be welcomed by The Geordie Giant, a 39 ft (12 m) tall steel structure and, in addition, Giants on the Quayside will feature a family entertainment centre filled with trampolines, climbing walls, a skywalk and separate café.
Our Giant Sport Deck will comprise a multi-purpose play and sports complex, with covered five-a-side pitches and tennis courts available for public hire, as well as a state-of-the-art virtual golf club called The Quayside Golf Club. Its clubhouse bar will offer food and beverages before golfers can play some of the world’s most famous courses in private, best-in-class simulator experiences.
Throughout the development there will be terraces, trees and shrubs, as well as seating and signage to help people find their way around.