The St. Peter's neighbourhood is one of the oldest in Newcastle. Over the centuries it has been home to world-beating shipbuilding, glass-making, pottery and engineering industries. Now, the River Tyne neighbourhood is a multi-facetted one of stunning homes and successful businesses.
For over thirty years now, this Newcastle neighbourhood on the Tyne has been home to the diverse selection of high quality homes and apartments of St. Peter's Basin, with at its heart the impressive St. Peter's Marina.
At the turn of the twentieth century an earlier buoyant village existed here known as St. Peter's on Tyne, with terraced homes and seven public houses. Whilst during the seventeenth century the neighbourhood was known as The Velvet City, reflective of the neighbourhood's wealthy velvet-clad merchants and residents. Today, on the St. Peter's Wharf quay of the Marina are the offices of award-winning creative, digital, marketing, engineering and commercial businesses with clients from across the world. St. Peter's pub The Merchants' Tavern is also to be found there. St. Peter's Marina was opened by Princess Diana in April 1991.
The British Army's Fifth Fusiliers are based at Anzio House on the riverside. The world-leading engineering company British Engines employs over 500 employees on-site, and for nearly 100 years the company has had St. Peter's at the centre of its postal address. St. Peter's Marina RYA Powerboat School has been established for more than 10 years and has taught hundreds of people to become qualified Powerboaters across the World.
St. Peter's Neighbourhood Association supports volunteer groups across the neighbourhood. The volunteers organise social events, fundraising and neighbourhood gardening projects. St. Peter's Volunteer Gardeners work Tuesday mornngs and together are responsible for the high quality, award-winning communal and green areas across the neighbourhood. Their award-winning project work has included the renovation and replanting of The Fish with Two Heads statue and garden, the restoration of the Village Green and the creation the new Boat Garden during the COVID Lockdown. All this work has been supported by the neighbourhood's own fund-raising efforts, as well as grants from a diverse range of local and national bodies incuding British Engines' Community Fund, Karbon Homes' Fopundation, Arnold Clark Community Fund, Greggs' Foundation and National Lottery.