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The MetroCentre, Gateshead

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intu Metrocentre, formerly MetroCentre and known on road signs as Metro Centre, is a shopping centre in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England.Located in Dunston, Gateshead, on a former industrial site near to the River Tyne, intu Metrocentre opened in stages, with the first phase opening on 28 April 1986 and the official opening on 14 October 1986. It has more than 340 shops occupying 2,000,000sqft of retail floor space, making it the largest shopping and leisure centre in the UK. Additional retail space is available in the adjoining Metro Retail Park and MetrOasis.The centre was rebranded as intu Metrocentre in 2013 following the renaming of its parent Capital Shopping Centres Group as Intu Properties.Originsintu Metrocentre's construction was financed by the Church Commissioners of England, and was masterminded by Sir John Hall's company, Cameron Hall Developments, the ground upon which it is built was purchased for a mere £100,000 in the early 1970s. Access to the development was facilitated by an urban development grant from the Department of the Environment and the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead. In October 1995, the centre was sold to Capital Shopping Centres (now Intu Properties) for £364m, although the Church Commissioners retained a 10% stake
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  • The shops are varied and there are plentiful , there is a great cinema and so many places to eat. We were there all day but still didn't see everything  more »
  • We visited on 13/14 June in the mornings to drop off and pickup my computer from the Apple Store. There are many free parks and we parked next to Marks & Spencer as they have clean well attended toile...  more »
  • The metro centre is only about 10 minutes drive from home so is my one stop shop.. Not only has it a wide range of shops but has some good restaurants and bars. It also has a state of the art cinema,a...  more »
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  • Good range of shops. New food court is good and most food places in one place so means you can see the variety on offer. Well laid out and maps are easily accessible. Wheelchair friendly and provides trendy car-like buggy's for kids which can be pushed and have a basket on top for shopping. Friendly and helpful staff who are trained in first aid should it be needed and who know the centre inside out!
  • Fab range of shops, lots of parking (good free spaces), big walkways inside. Good food places if you're there over lunch or for tea. Good shelter for a rainy day of shopping. If you're going on a Saturday expect it to be so packed you can barely move. Staff have always been lovely and helpful.
  • One of the BEST shopping centres I have been to. So many shops and brilliant things to do! As soon as we left I wanted to go back again. Would totally recommend!
  • Wide bright malls, big selection of stores, cafes, restaurants and entertainment. Lots of parking which is easy to access and find a spa e at off peak times. Staff generally friendly and attentive.
  • Fantastic shopping centre! The new part especially is lovely and airy. The older part looks a bit tired with a lot of shops boarded up. There's even an arcade for the kids! Lots of places to eat and grab a coffee too

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