Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering was appointed by South Tyneside Council to develop a waterfront park in South Shields £ 2.3m river. Will stretch the Harton Quays Park along the Tyne from South Shields ferry landing to the Customs House and featuring curved embankment, drinks stall, promenade and amphitheater. Project was funded by a joint South Tyneside Council and the Homes and Communities Agency and work will get under way next month. Councillor Michael Clare, lead member for regeneration and economy, said: "We are determined will benefit local businesses and set a target Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering for 25% of all sub-contractor spending preserved South Tyneside. " Park part of regeneration for the South Shields Riverside, scheduled for completion in 2013.