Luxury townhouses are being planned on the site of a former seafront pub.
After inviting offers for the site of the former Whisky Bends pub, North Tyneside Council has sold the site to Compass Developments.
The developers are planning to turn the former pub in the Promenade, Whitley Bay, into three four-bedroom townhouses.
A planning application is expected soon and, subject to planning consent, the homes could be released for sale by the summer.
Graham Anderson, chairman of Compass Developments, said: “Whitley Bay is a really up and coming area so we were delighted to be chosen as the developer for this great location.
“There is a need for a luxury, high-end development overlooking the seafront. These will be upmarket properties that provide fantastic views.
“The townhouses will be in keeping with the local area and contribute to Whitley Bay’s continued regeneration.”
Mayor Norma Redfearn CBE said: “I’m delighted that a high-quality housing scheme is being brought forward for this prominent site.
“Compass Developments has delivered some excellent housing schemes in the borough so it’s great news that it will be contributing to the transformation of Whitley Bay.”
Compass Developments is currently involved in the multi-million pound project to turn empty properties in Northumberland Square, North Shields, into townhouses and apartments.
Other projects have included constructing new townhouses on the site of the former Camperdown Social Club and bungalows at Wallington Court, Cullercoats.
The sale of the site was handled by Strategic Property, a service provided for the council by its partner Capita.