Reindustrialisation in the NE

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  • Reindustrialisation in the NE
    • Government offered Nissan a £100m grant, so Nissan set up a factory at Sunderland
    • Northern Development Agencies set up
    • The A1 road was upgraded into a motorway (A1m) to make travel to the north easier-it had been previously considered a remote place
    • The Tees Barrage Scheme has turned an 11 mile stretch of the Tees into a non-tidal centre for water based leisure activities
    • The Quayside along the banks of the Tyne in inner city Newcastle is undergoing a proramme of urban regeneration, being transformed from dereliction into an area of luxury hotels and appartments and high quality offices
    • The broadband was updated to 80mbps-not amazing but pretty fast
    • The Metro Centre, a massive shopping and leisure complex, opened in 1988
    • Leading Universities
    • Enterprise zones established in Hartlepool (1981) and Middlesborough (1988)
  • The A1 road was upgraded into a motorway (A1m) to make travel to the north easier-it had been previously considered a remote place

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