New homes and businesses are being built along with new community facilities such as a hospital and leisure centre while repairs are ensuring historic monuments are preserved for many years to come.
Here are the latest pictures from 15 construction sites in north Northumberland
1. Southfields, Acklington
A 16 home development at Southfields at Acklington is being built by Buchanan Estates. There will be a range of properties priced from £200,000 to £470,000 with completion scheduled for summer 2022.
2. Ad Gefrin, Wooler
Construction work has started on a £10.5m whisky distillery and visitor centre in Wooler. The work is being undertaken by North East contractors Brims Construction Ltd.
Photo: Ian Smith
3. Alnwick Hotel
Roofing and structural repairs mark the start of exciting new plans from Northumberland Estates to breathe life back into this historic Alnwick building on Baliffgate and turn it into a hotel. Once complete the new hotel will be run by the team from well-established Alnwick boutique hotel, The Cookie Jar. The final complex, which retains the historic building and adds a modern extension to the rear, will include 47 rooms plus a restaurant, bar, fitness centre and meeting rooms. The walled garden to the rear will be converted into parking and the gardens will be landscaped and the view opened up so visitors can gaze down to the Lion Bridge and out over the surrounding Capability Brown Parkland.
4. Berwick Leisure Centre
Berwick's new £22.6m leisure centre is taking shape. The state-of-the-art centre will house a five-lane, 25m swimming pool, a teaching pool, leisure pool and spa facilities as well as a new fitness suite, cage and reception area. The new swimming pool and fitness suite is expected to open in summer 2021 and the new centre is expected to be fully complete and open to the public late 2022.
Photo: Ian Smith