MetroCentre (shopping centre)

The Green Quadrant of the Metrocentre
The Green Quadrant of the Metrocentre
The logo used from 2004 to 2009; the stylised "M" is based on the previous grey-coloured symbol used from 1987
The Red Mall extension
Interior of Red Mall extension in 2007
The New Metroland, previously Europe's largest indoor amusement park

Shopping centre and entertainment complex in the Dunston area of Gateshead.

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Dunston, Tyne and Wear

Western area of the town of Gateshead on the south bank of the River Tyne, in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, North East England .

Dunston Staiths and river front, 2018

The site is now home to Costco, with the MetroCentre (at this time the largest shopping and leisure complex in Europe), occupying the former site of the station's ash ponds.

Church Commissioners

Body which administers the property assets of the Church of England.

No. 1 Millbank, built for the Church Commissioners by W. D. Caroe (1903)
The MetroCentre in Gateshead is one of the largest CC investments

The CC portfolio in 2020 is extensive, worth around £9.2 billion and includes the Hyde Park Estate and the MetroCentre shopping centre.

John Hall (businessman)

Property developer in North East England.

The Solidere development of the Beirut seafront and harbor

In the 1980s, Hall's company, Cameron Hall Developments, masterminded the construction of the MetroCentre shopping mall in Dunston, Gateshead.

Marks & Spencer

Major British multinational retailer with headquarters in Paddington, London, England, that specialises in selling clothing, beauty, home products and food products.

Marks and Spencer on Briggate, not far from its original branch in Leeds.
Representation of historic store from the 1930s, Bekonscot model village, UK
A Marks & Spencer store in Central, Hong Kong.
A Marks & Spencer store in Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
M&S shop in Inverness in 1998
The interior of a branch in Wakefield, West Yorkshire in 2020.
Waterside House, 35 North Wharf Road, London.
M&S store on Birmingham High Street
M&S White City in Westfield London (2014) is one of the company's largest stores.
A Marks & Spencer branch in Athens
A typical example of an un-modernised 'core' M&S store, located in Kirkcaldy, Fife. In 2012 the store was fully refurbished with the so-called "Light Touch" re-fit. The store closed in 2019.
An M&S Food Hall in the Sutton, London branch
M&S Simply Food in Banstead, Surrey
An M&S Food to Go store in Sutton station, Sutton, London
Per Una's logo, three hearts
An M&S store with old signage, c. 1990
The older logo, used from 2000 to 2007
Your M&S promotional logo 2004–2014.
Logo 2007–2015

The first was at the MetroCentre, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, which opened in 1986.


Large town in northern England.

The Old Town Hall
Gateshead Civic Centre completed in 1987
Gateshead Quays across the River Tyne at night – Gateshead Millennium Bridge and the Sage Gateshead
Trinity Centre Car Park in Gateshead town centre (now demolished)
Angel of the North
Saltwell Towers
The Sage Gateshead
Gateshead International Stadium
South side of Gateshead Interchange

Gateshead is home to the MetroCentre, the largest shopping mall in the UK until 2008; and the Team Valley Trading Estate, once the largest and still one of the larger purpose-built commercial estates in the UK.


British bakery chain.

Historic shop front, Greggs, Brecon (2005)
A contemporary Greggs branch in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
The Greggs meat-free sausage roll (home-baked)

This store was then followed by one in the nearby MetroCentre in August 2012, with five outlets in operation by February 2013.

Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead

Metropolitan borough in the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear, North East England.


The area is also an important retail hub, with the largest shopping centre in the European Union, and second largest in Europe as a whole, the MetroCentre, situated adjacent to the A1 trunk road.

House of Fraser

British department store group with 44 locations across the United Kingdom, which is now part of Frasers Group.

House of Fraser on Briggate in Leeds, England
House of Fraser in Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Art Deco Kendals building on Deansgate, Manchester, England – a House of Fraser store since 1959
Former House of Fraser logo with jumping stag and "F" shadow
House of Fraser in Broadmead, Bristol in 2006
Location of House of Fraser UK Store Estate and those planned for closure in the announcement on 7 June 2018

Gateshead, MetroCentre, House of Fraser (opened 1986, closed September 2021)

MetroCentre railway station

Railway station on the Tyne Valley Line, which runs between and via.

The station, situated 3 mi west of Newcastle, serves Metrocentre, Gateshead in Tyne and Wear, England.

Dunston Power Station

Dunston A had a generating capacity of 48.85 megawatts (MW) in 1955, and Dunston B had a generating capacity of 300 MW.

The partially demolished station, viewed from Benwell in 1986, with the almost completed Metrocentre visible behind.
All that remains of the station is a large indoor sub-station.
There is now a Costco Wholesale on the site of the power station.

The station was demolished in 1986 to make way for the MetroCentre, which became Europe's largest shopping and leisure centre.