New images have been released of a huge observation wheel which developers want to build on the banks of the Tyne.
Dubbed the Whey Aye, the structure would become Europe’s tallest observation wheel at nearly 460ft (140m) – 16ft (5m) higher than the London Eye.
New computer-generated images show elevations of the Whey Aye and the rest of the Giants On The Quayside development, including The Geordie Giant, a 39ft (12m) tall steel structure, and a new destination food and beverage experience for Newcastle called The Giant’s Quay.
The 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 and a virtual golf club called The Quayside Golf Club.
A detailed planning application is due to be submitted to Newcastle City Council later this year.
“We have had an overwhelmingly positive response to our plans so far and hope this latest announcement will whet people’s appetites even further.
“We are proposing a £100 million regeneration and inward investment project that will create local jobs and ongoing revenue for the regional economy.”
“Why aye” – or Whey Eye – is a Geordie phrase of meaning “Yes, of course”.