Tagged: Primark

Utopia (ex-Peacocks), Sunderland (18 Oct 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Good news for Sunderland as fashion store Utopia takes over ex-Peacocks


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Sunderland’s ex-Peacocks unit in The Bridges is finally to be reoccupied, after more than 18 months of vacancy. The prominent Market Square store was one of...

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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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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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Hoopers in happier times (14 Dec 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

The closure of Hoopers department store in Carlisle, and what might replace it


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The recent news that Hoopers in Carlisle is to close is clearly a disappointing development for the city, but it’s also very sad for anyone – like me...

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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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Primark site, Newcastle (5 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Newcastle’s extended Primark takes shape


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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...

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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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La Senza closing down in Newcastle (2 Jan 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 11

What does 2012 hold for Newcastle city centre?


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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...

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New BHS Newcastle site (28 Dec 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Newcastle’s new BHS finally announces its presence


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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...

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Notice by travelator, former Big W, Loughborough (15 Dec 2011). Photograph by Steve Hack 0

Lost in The Rushes: Loughborough’s little piece of Big W history


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Loughborough’s former Big W at The Rushes Shopping Centre may have reopened as a Tesco in February last year, but Soult’s Retail View reader Steve...

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3DReid's proposal for the remodelled Primark/ex-BHS building 8

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


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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...

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TJ Hughes, Sunderland (7 Sep 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Habitat, HomeForm, TJ Hughes: why is it H-H-Hell on the high street?


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It’s hard to dispute that the last couple of weeks has been a torrid time for the UK high street, with a succession of well-known...

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Render of Newcastle's new BHS (prior to latest changes). Image by Dalziel & Pow 4

Radical Dalziel & Pow design for four-level Newcastle BHS


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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 former...

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New Next, Newcastle (10 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Next, BHS, Primark, Clas Ohlson – photo updates of Newcastle’s new retail developments


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I 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...

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Rear of former Woolworths, MetroCentre (25 Mar 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Work on new Metrocentre Primark well underway


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I was at Metrocentre yesterday, and noted that work seems to be progressing well on Primark’s redevelopment of the former Woolworths unit. Though Primark’s relocation...

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Northumberland Street, Newcastle (14 Mar 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Recording Northumberland Street’s retail (r)evolution


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I took advantage of today’s gorgeous weather, and the fact that I was in town anyway, to capture some shots of Newcastle’s Northumberland Street before...

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Closing down sale at BHS Newcastle (14 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 10

End of an era as Newcastle’s BHS holds closing down sale


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Newcastle’s iconic Northumberland Street is set to see its most dramatic retail shake-up since the departure of C&A and Littlewoods more than a decade ago. The BHS store is...

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Primark fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 1

“Major value fashion anchor” for MetroCentre Woolies site


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MetroCentre’s empty Woolworths site is poised to get a new occupant, according to the mall’s majority owners, and is set to be trading by the middle...

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Former Woolworths, Sutton Coldfield (23 Aug 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Visiting Sutton Coldfield’s former Woolies – one of 300 still empty across the UK


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On Monday – the day that The Local Data Company published new figures on the number of vacant Woolies sites remaining across the UK – I...

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