Beacons – David Pearl (2004)

David Pearl’s architectural Beacons act as colourful visual markers to delineate the Gateshead Quays and guide people to the area.

The Blue Beacon marks the pedestrian route from South Shore Road to BALTIC and The Sage Gateshead.

The Amber Beacon in Oakwellgate links the Gateshead Quays to the Town Centre and the driver’s route to BALTIC.

The Beacons are 6 metres high with different steel bases and bright, translucent acrylic tips. They are illuminated at night and have been designed to complement the surroundings and echo the materials used in the immediate environment of the Gateshead Quays.