Giant's Meccano Set

On my way back from North Shields I came across this site tonight. No idea whatsoever, what they are building but it reminded me of a giant Meccano set - with fairy lights on nonetheless! Lots of activity on site even though it was gone 8 pm. Hmm! Anyone local have a clue what this is? On Hadrian Road just before you get to the viaduct.

Thank you all for your wonderful comments! I'm feeling the 365 love and it's great to be back on track with posting and commenting - phew! Let's see how long it'll last...
Awesome shot. I don't care what it is. It just looks great.
posted November 29th, 2011  
Very cool shot!
posted November 29th, 2011  
CK
Wow, that is so cool - the detail is just amazing!
posted November 29th, 2011  
Too far north for me, but a great shot all the same, love all those lights
posted November 29th, 2011  
Looks really futuristic at night! Great shot!
(And thanks B for the brownie points!!)
posted November 29th, 2011  
oh yes, meccano was great fun! nice shot
posted November 29th, 2011  
You're right about the meccano look. Great shot.
posted November 29th, 2011  
It looks huge, obviously it's a launch pad for a spaceship. ;-) cool shot.
posted November 29th, 2011  
You've beaten me to this one. I spotted it on my return home from the tunnel. They build lots of oil rig structures down there so it could be something like that.
posted November 29th, 2011  
cool shot great capture
posted November 29th, 2011  
Fabulous industrial shot - and the tones you've added to it are gorgeous! I can't tell you what it is though.....
posted November 29th, 2011  
That is really cool ... great colours, good lighting, nice image!
posted November 29th, 2011  
It's either a theme park or research lab ¦) lol. Great shot!
posted November 29th, 2011  
oooh - great shot - we will have to wait and see what they are building!
posted November 29th, 2011  
Cool capture of a mesmerising structure.... Know what it is already?
posted November 29th, 2011  
@sabanford @tinatmmc @clarek @juliehill @filsie65 @woot @fueast @johnnyfrs @cliffs @steeler @pwallis @sixthblade @adeakinyede @doorknee71 @bb Thank you all for the great comments - worth standing in a dodgy industrial estate in the dark...was a bit scary!

I think @cliffs is probably right - it was so massive that it may well be something to do with oil riggs. But I love @johnnyfrs idea of a shace ship launch pad (see the trail shooting off to the left? One just took off) or @adeakinyede idea about a research lab - [insert evil laughter here]
posted November 29th, 2011  
Great stuff
posted November 29th, 2011  
love the photo and comments made me smile
posted November 29th, 2011  
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