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Fenwick Newcastle’s autumn window impresses – but WHSmith opposite falls short

Autumn window at Fenwick, Newcastle (14 Oct 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult

Autumn window at Fenwick, Newcastle (14 Oct 2013)

Newcastle’s iconic Fenwick department store is rightly known for its annual Christmas window – which can’t, scarily, be very far off making its appearance for 2013.

Last year I captured the Christmas window being set up on 30 October (below), so on that basis we can expect to see festive activity kicking off in Northumberland Street in just a week’s … Continue Reading

Cladding goes up on Newcastle’s Primark as new city centre developments take shape

Primark, Newcastle (30 Oct 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult

Primark, Newcastle (30 Oct 2012)

The outside of Newcastle’s enlarged Primark is finally starting to gain its funky cladding, as the Northumberland Street store gets ready for its planned opening.

Since I last updated on the project at the end of July, the exterior of the building has changed … Continue Reading

Customers get first glimpse inside Newcastle’s new Primark

New entrance at Primark, Newcastle (27 Jul 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult

New entrance at Primark, Newcastle (27 Jul 2012)

Going away for a summer holiday is usually a prompt for interesting retail things to happen in my absence, and this month has been no exception.

I’ve been charting the development of … Continue Reading

Hammerson reveals Armani and Jamie’s Italian for Newcastle’s Monument Mall – then deletes it

Development work at Monument Mall (27 Jul 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult

Development work at Monument Mall (27 Jul 2012)

It seems that Hammerson, the owner of Newcastle’s Monument Mall, may have inadvertently revealed two of the tenants that it’s signed up for the redeveloped shopping centre.

Just on Monday, eagle-eyed retail enthusiast Mike Ho (@inmh88 on Twitter) … Continue Reading

Stunning new entrance planned for Newcastle’s Eldon Square

Leslie Jones Architecture's render of Eldon Square's Northumberland Street entrance

Leslie Jones Architecture’s render of Eldon Square’s Northumberland Street entrance

Plans to be officially unveiled later this week reveal that the Northumberland Street entrance to Newcastle’s Eldon Square shopping centre is set to undergo a massive makeover.

The planning application for the … Continue Reading

Bright, Hip and Stylish: Newcastle’s new BHS impresses – for the most part

BHS, Newcastle (20 Apr 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult

BHS, Newcastle (20 Apr 2012)

Given my extensive coverage of the build up to Newcastle’s new BHS store in Northumberland Street, you won’t be surprised to learn that I’ve paid a couple of visits since it opened its doors on 19 April. So, what’s it like?

From the outside, it’s hard to be anything but impressed. The new glazed frontage … Continue Reading

Redevelopment of Newcastle’s Monument Mall is now underway

Monument Mall, Newcastle (16 Apr 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult

Monument Mall, Newcastle (16 Apr 2012)

Work started yesterday (16 April) on Hammerson’s much-anticipated redevelopment of the Monument Mall shopping centre in Newcastle, which will see the mall’s circulation spaces infilled and new full-depth, street-facing shop and restaurant units created in their place.

The recent departure of … Continue Reading

As BHS arrives in Newcastle, G-Star Raw and Thorntons depart

Thorntons, Grainger Street, Newcastle (9 Apr 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult

Thorntons, Grainger Street, Newcastle (9 Apr 2012)

While Newcastle’s BHS prepares for its imminent opening, new departures elsewhere in the city are set to open up other opportunities for incoming retailers.

As … Continue Reading

Revealed: frontage of Newcastle’s new BHS is unwrapped

New BHS, Newcastle (9 Apr 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult

New BHS, Newcastle (9 Apr 2012)

As I suspected when I blogged last week, the scaffolding around Newcastle’s new BHS has now been taken down ahead of its opening in ten days’ time.

Though there are still some finishing touches to be made … Continue Reading

Newcastle and Gateshead retail developments roundup

New Primark, Newcastle (30 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult

New Primark, Newcastle (30 Mar 2012)

Back at the start of the year, I promised that 2012 was going to be an eventful year for Newcastle city centre in terms of interesting retail developments and new store openings. As we approach Easter, it’s probably time for an update on how things are progressing, both in … Continue Reading

Newcastle’s new BHS to open on 19 April

BHS fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult

BHS fascia

Newcastle’s new BHS store in Northumberland Street will open on 19 April, I can reveal.

Work on site has been going on since last summer, as BHS transforms the former Next premises into a four-storey flagship store. As reported previously, the shop is expected to … Continue Reading

Newcastle’s extended Primark takes shape

Primark site, Newcastle (5 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult

Primark site, Newcastle (5 Mar 2012)

Whatever you might think about the rise of the fashion retailer Primark, there’s no disputing that it’s one of the big retail success stories right now. Just here in the North East, Primark opened its new 58,700 sq ft Metrocentre store (which I’m still yet to check … Continue Reading

What does 2012 hold for Newcastle city centre?

La Senza closing down in Newcastle (2 Jan 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult

La Senza closing down in Newcastle (2 Jan 2012)

Since this is my first post of 2012, I must begin by wishing all Soult’s Retail View readers a very Happy New Year! Thank you to everyone who has commented, emailed, tweeted or visited during 2011, and I hope you will find many more posts to spark your interest during 2012.

As we enter 2012, the retail picture … Continue Reading

Newcastle’s new BHS finally announces its presence

New BHS Newcastle site (28 Dec 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult

New BHS Newcastle site (28 Dec 2011)

Work on the new BHS store in Newcastle has been underway for more than six months, though the lack of any mention of BHS on site meant that anyone passing by would have been none the wiser about what exactly was happening. This always seemed … Continue Reading

Swindon’s BHS provides a taster of what Newcastle and Hartlepool can expect

New BHS, Swindon (11 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult

New BHS, Swindon (11 Sep 2011)

While visiting Swindon’s out-of-town John Lewis at Home, I also managed to spent some time exploring the town centre.

The open-air Parade shopping centre has the distinction of hosting one of the UK’s few (as … Continue Reading

Inside Newcastle’s Clas Ohlson – a sneak preview ahead of tomorrow’s opening

Outdoor zone, Clas Ohlson, Newcastle (23 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult

Outdoor zone, Clas Ohlson, Newcastle (23 Aug 2011)

If the people of Newcastle were still unaware of Clas Ohlson this morning they shouldn’t be by the end of the day. Adding to the billboards and posters that I mentioned a fortnight ago, the Swedish “modern hardware” retailer’s latest marketing push has included leafletters … Continue Reading

Marketing push ahead of Clas Ohlson’s Newcastle opening

Clas Ohlson billboard, Gateshead (8 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult

Clas Ohlson billboard, Gateshead (8 Aug 2011)

Everything seems to be gearing up nicely for the opening of Newcastle’s Clas Ohlson store, just two weeks today on Wednesday 24 August.

The Northumberland Street store’s hanging signage (below) has now been in place for a week or two, and there seems to be a big … Continue Reading

Newcastle retail in good health as design of 114,000 sq ft Primark is revealed

3DReid's proposal for the remodelled Primark/ex-BHS building

3DReid's proposal for the remodelled Primark/ex-BHS building

Interesting retail things always seem to happen on Tyneside while I’m on holiday! This time, I returned from Slovenia yesterday – hence the lack of recent blog posts – to find that the planning application for Newcastle’s new Primark flagship has been submitted while I’ve been away.

While the news of Primark’s … Continue Reading

Radical Dalziel & Pow design for four-level Newcastle BHS

How the new BHS will look. Image by Dalziel & Pow

How the new BHS will look. Image by Dalziel & Pow

Plans for Northumberland Street’s new BHS store have been submitted to Newcastle City Council, and propose a more radical than expected transformation of the … Continue Reading

Newcastle’s Clas Ohlson on track for 24 August opening

Clas Ohlson, Newcastle (6 Jun 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult

Clas Ohlson, Newcastle (6 Jun 2011)

Clas Ohlson, the Swedish hardware retailer, has confirmed that its new Newcastle store in Northumberland Street will open on Wednesday 24 August.

Recently erected hoardings around the 20,333 sq ft unit – formerly occupied by Collectables – … Continue Reading