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QUAY, estates. A wharf at which to load or land goods, sometimes spelled key.
     2. In its enlarged sense the word quay, means the whole space between the first row of houses of a city, and the sea or river 5 L. R. 152, 215. So much of the quay as is requisite for the public use of loading and unloading vessels, is public property, and cannot be appropriated to private use, but the rest may be, private property. Id. 201.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The Gainford Group has invested heavily in premises and award winning venues in and around the Quayside and recognise the area are a major asset for Newcastle.
The six-storey Quayside development was due for completion next July, while Prospect Place is due to be finished in 2010.
Stephen Patterson, Director of Communications at NE1 Ltd, said: "We are once again delighted to be working with NewcastleGateshead Initiative on the New Year's Eve midnight fireworks on the Quayside.
We started by rescuing three businesses from administration, saving the jobs and redeveloping all three venues when a lot of the city's focus was Turn to Page 18 From Page 17 elsewhere, not on the Quayside but on other areas of the city including Dean Street and Grey Street.
"There are other features on the Quayside which are visual features - is it going to tower over them like a bit of a monolith?" Coun Ian Patterson added: "If this is approved and the market for which it has been aimed at does nt bite, there could be a very large empty building on a prominent site above the Quayside.
A fair bit of the running at the Quayside has been made by Gateshead, which gave the go-ahead to the Sage and the Millennium Bridge and is now looking at a new conference centre.
The former Calders site is a central plank of Newcastle City Council's ambitious plans to redevelop the area between Central Station and the Quayside at Skinnerburn Road.
More than PS500m is set to be invested in the quayside over the next few years.
North Yorkshire developer Newby wants to take on the site to create Quayside West - a network of apartment buildings as well as commercial and leisure properties which could deliver up to 575 permanent jobs as well as more than 600 construction and supply chain jobs.
Known as Quayside West, the development could deliver up to 575 permanent jobs in addition to more than 600 construction and supply-chain jobs.