Category: Shopping Centres

Fitting out Ponden Home, Gateshead (10 Feb 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Ponden Home opens in Gateshead’s ex-Bonmarche store as Trinity Square takes shape nearby


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Ponden Home, the soft furnishings and accessories retailer, has opened a new shop in Gateshead town centre, taking the unit in Jackson Street that had been empty...

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New TK Maxx, Northumberland Street, Newcastle (10 Feb 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Newcastle’s new TK Maxx gets ready for 28 February opening


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Getting on for a year since the redevelopment of Monument Mall began, the first reconfigured store within the Hammerson-owned scheme is finally preparing to open...

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Primark, Newcastle (30 Oct 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

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


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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....

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Cathedral and Conduit Street, Lichfield (19 Mar 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Lichfield gets a boost as Debenhams takes over city’s ex-TJ Hughes


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The confirmation that Debenhams will be opening up in Lichfield’s former TJ Hughes store in March 2013 is great news for the city, and should give...

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Cath Kidston, Nottingham (16 Aug 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Newcastle roundup: retail lettings remain active as Cath Kidston signs and Office expands


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Cath Kidston is to open a standalone store in Newcastle city centre, it has been revealed. The upmarket clothing, accessories, bags and homeware retailer –...

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L'Occitane shop in Mestni trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia (26 Jul 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

L’Occitane en Provence heads to Newcastle’s Eldon Square


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L’Occitane en Provence, the upmarket beauty products retailer, is to open a standalone shop in Newcastle’s Eldon Square next month. Details of the September store...

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Ex-TJ Hughes, Middlesbrough, prior to arrival of Metro Outlet (30 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Breaking news: TJ Hughes to return to Middlesbrough as Metro Outlet makes way


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TJ Hughes is to reopen its store in Middlesbrough’s Captain Cook Square, it has been confirmed. The move comes almost exactly a year after the...

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Development work at Monument Mall (27 Jul 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

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


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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...

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Leslie Jones Architecture's render of Eldon Square's Northumberland Street entrance 4

Stunning new entrance planned for Newcastle’s Eldon Square


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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...

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Former Peacocks, Middlesbrough (7 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Poundworld takes over Middlesbrough’s ex-Peacocks, as it opens its 30th store in 15 weeks


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Middlesbrough might have lost its Pure Party store in the fallout from Clinton Cards’ collapse, but as some retailers depart the town others are arriving...

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Demolition of Tesco Gateshead (13 May 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Tesco’s express demolition: photographs of the Gateshead store biting the dust


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Demolition of Gateshead’s old Tesco superstore is nearing completion, just three weeks after it closed its doors to customers. After trading from the site since...

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Monument Mall, Newcastle (16 Apr 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Redevelopment of Newcastle’s Monument Mall is now underway


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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...

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Tesco Gateshead mailout (13 Apr 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Oops! Tesco’s Gateshead mailout sends customers to Poundland


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Ahead of the Gateshead superstore’s closure on 22 April, Tesco has mailed details of its temporary store to local customers – but they may have...

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New The Co-operative Food, Newcastle (30 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Newcastle and Gateshead retail developments roundup


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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...

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Ex-TJ Hughes in Middlesbrough, prior to reoccupation by Metro Outlet (5 Jan 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 8

Metro Outlet takes over Middlesbrough’s TJ Hughes site, but ex-TJ’s elsewhere remain empty


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Middlesbrough had some retail good news on Saturday, as a new store opened its doors in the town’s former TJ Hughes premises – following on...

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Former Woolworths (now Boots), Linthorpe Village (16 Nov 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

One town, five stores: tracking down Middlesbrough’s ex-Woolworths (part 3)


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In parts 1 and 2 of this series, I’ve talked about the two incarnations of Middlesbrough’s flagship Woolworths (store #8) – firstly at 91-93 Linthorpe...

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Trinity Square, Gateshead (18 Dec 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Construction work well underway at Gateshead’s Trinity Square


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It may have taken over a year to get started following the Get Carter car park’s demolition, but building work at Gateshead’s Trinity Square is...

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Former Woolworths, Newcastle (30 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

End of an era as Newcastle Woolworths signage comes down


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Newcastle’s ex-Woolworths in Clayton Street (store #340) has been one of a dwindling number to retain its Woolies signage three years on, as more and...

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