METROCENTRE

Totalling 1.8 million sq ft of retail space, MetroCentre in Gateshead is Europe's biggest retail mall. The centre has 340 shops and restaurants and includes a state-of-the-art 12-screen IMAX cinema and an 18-lane bowling alley. It attracts 24 million visitors a year and has a workforce of over 7000.

Since Capital Shopping Centres purchased MetroCentre in 1995 there has been an ongoing programme of extension and refurbishment. DSSR has worked on all of the projects including the Red Mall and transport interchange, Yellow Mall remodelling, replacement of landlord's condenser plant, mall re-tiling and centre re-roofing. DSSR has also worked on the delivery of all retail units within the mall and also the production of energy performance certificates.

The total construction value for all contracts DSSR has worked on at MetroCentre exceeds £160m.


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Location

Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

Client

Capital Shopping Centres

Architect

[various]

Contract Value

£160m approx.

Completion

2010