South Tyneside Council
The Word is South Tyneside’s new state-of-the-art cultural venue, situated in the heart of South Shields, brimming with exciting new experiences, activities and facilities based around the written word for people of all ages to enjoy. This new cultural hub is a key part of a regeneration strategy for South Shields, providing library, digital innovation and learning spaces and high quality special exhibition spaces. The inaugural exhibition was a showcase of Ridley Scott’s work including objects from his most famous films. Jura Consultants was commissioned by South Tyneside Council to prepare a business plan for the Word in advance of building works being completed. This assisted in setting performance targets, setting budgets and operational planning.