Newcastle Next flagship set for 12 May opening

New Next, Newcastle (14 Apr 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult

New Next, Newcastle (14 Apr 2011)

The timescale may have slipped a little from the original April target – which is still being proclaimed by the external hoardings – but I understand that Next is now expecting to open its 55,000 sq ft Newcastle flagship store on or around Thursday 12 May.

I dropped by to check on progress yesterday morning, and the biggest change from my last update in February is the addition of the Next signage to the Blackett Street elevation.

New Next, Newcastle (23 Feb 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult

New Next, Newcastle (23 Feb 2011)

New Next, Newcastle (14 Apr 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult

New Next, Newcastle (14 Apr 2011)

From the outside, it does still look like there’s quite a lot of work to be wrapped up over the next four weeks. However, the huge lettering means that no-one has any excuse for not being aware that Next is on its way.

3 Responses to “Newcastle Next flagship set for 12 May opening”

  1. Peter (Newcastle Historian) said:

    Apr 15, 11 at 15:56

    I was there yesterday too!

    I have posted my photos straight after yours on Skyscraper City . . .

    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=76114537&postcount=3185

  2. Jon said:

    Apr 27, 11 at 00:23

    Starting to look good, real shame about that ugly sports direct store though…

  3. Soult's Retail View » Next, BHS, Primark, Clas Ohlson – photo updates of Newcastle’s new retail developments said:

    May 10, 11 at 23:54

    [...] had a quick wander around Newcastle city centre today, where the new Next flagship store is gearing up for its opening at 11am this Thursday (12 [...]


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