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Old November 25th, 2014, 11:56 AM   #1
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This from the Sunderland Echo,--

£30m plan to transform The Gates Shopping Centre in Durham City unveiled




A £30MILLION scheme to transform a Durham City shopping centre has been unveiled.

The project will see 'The Gates' redeveloped to feature a multi-screen cinema, riverside promenade, restaurants, cafes, student flats and parade of shops.

The development will support 195 construction jobs during building, as well an estimated 120-plus jobs when open.

Read more http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/b...iled-1-6969596

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Old November 25th, 2014, 03:56 PM   #2
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This from the Sunderland Echo,--

£30m plan to transform Durham City unveiled


A £30MILLION scheme to transform a Durham City shopping centre has been unveiled.

The project will see The Gates redeveloped to feature a multi-screen cinema, riverside promenade, restaurants, cafes, student flats and parade of shops.

The development will support 195 construction jobs during building, as well an estimated 120-plus jobs when open.

Read more http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/b...iled-1-6969596

Great news, once again Durham pulls in the investment money. Combine this with the on going former ice rink development Freeman reach, Old shire hall hotel development, University Gateway development, New police HQ and recent / ongoing changes to the Arnison centre and things are looking good.

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Yeah,--Durham gets it's fair share of investors,----I'm really pleased for the City,--cheers.
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The Gates Shopping Centre, Durham City - pictures 10/03/15 Part 1 of 2

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More details on shopping centre plans

DEVELOPERS have announced more details of a £30m plan to transform a city shopping centre into a cinema, restaurants, shops and student digs.

London-based property developers Clearbell Capital bought The Gates, next to the River Wear in Durham city centre, for £11.85m this summer.

Bosses want to create the area’s largest multi-screen cinema, 30,000sq ft of new restaurants, accommodation for up to 300 students and a new shopping street.

The plans go on public display at The Gates next week (November 28-29) and planning consultant Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners says the existing complex would be “remodelled”, with “elements of new build”.

Read more http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/new..._centre_plans/
The above is post #981 of 23/11/14

When in Durham City on Tuesday 10/03/15 took the following pictures of the Gates Shopping Centre at that time

A view from the roof of the Durham Cathedral Tower



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Old March 11th, 2015, 02:59 PM   #5
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The Gates Shopping Centre, Durham City - pictures 10/03/15 Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2

When in Durham City on Tuesday 10/03/15 took the following pictures of the Gates Shopping Centre at that time













Information about the centre on http://www.thegatesshopping.co.uk/

Internal layout shown on this interactive Store Guide web page http://www.thegatesshopping.co.uk/storeguide-p3.html

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Old October 1st, 2015, 09:20 PM   #6
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The Gates shopping centre redevelopment in Durham has been recommended for approval: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...s-30m-10162444

As a former Durhamite I'd love to see this happen. I always thought they should have made a mix of retail, offices and shops all the way along the riverfront from the current centre's entrance at Framwellgate Bridge to roughly where the Radisson now sits.

I now expect to hear more objections from that stupid Durham Trust group (whatever they're called) that want to see the city preserved in aspic in its moribund state with no development anywhere.

EDIT - A bit more about the scheme here: http://www.theotherretailgroup.co.uk...esentation.pdf
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The Gates shopping centre redevelopment in Durham has been recommended for approval: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...s-30m-10162444

As a former Durhamite I'd love to see this happen. I always thought they should have made a mix of retail, offices and shops all the way along the riverfront from the current centre's entrance at Framwellgate Bridge to roughly where the Radisson now sits.

I now expect to hear more objections from that stupid Durham Trust group (whatever they're called) that want to see the city preserved in aspic in its moribund state with no development anywhere.
This Development is in a good location with a mixed use,--hopefully it will be a quality design,---so good luck to them.
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Old October 2nd, 2015, 02:55 PM   #8
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The Gates shopping centre redevelopment in Durham has been recommended for approval: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...s-30m-10162444

As a former Durhamite I'd love to see this happen. I always thought they should have made a mix of retail, offices and shops all the way along the riverfront from the current centre's entrance at Framwellgate Bridge to roughly where the Radisson now sits.

I now expect to hear more objections from that stupid Durham Trust group (whatever they're called) that want to see the city preserved in aspic in its moribund state with no development anywhere.
Even just clearing the site would be an improvement! Have to say after briefly looking over the designs it looks impressive indeed and should look quality especially given its location.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 11:47 AM   #9
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The Gates shopping centre redevelopment in Durham has been recommended for approval: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...s-30m-10162444

As a former Durhamite I'd love to see this happen. I always thought they should have made a mix of retail, offices and shops all the way along the riverfront from the current centre's entrance at Framwellgate Bridge to roughly where the Radisson now sits.

I now expect to hear more objections from that stupid Durham Trust group (whatever they're called) that want to see the city preserved in aspic in its moribund state with no development anywhere.

EDIT - A bit more about the scheme here: http://www.theotherretailgroup.co.uk...esentation.pdf
Further to this the scheme has now been approved
The Chron reckon the Odeon and Carluccio's are lined up to open there: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...multi-10208435
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Old January 19th, 2016, 12:09 PM   #10
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This from the Northern Echo,--

April start for £30m Gates revamp, as Wilko moves to Arnison Centre

WORK is to begin this spring on a £30million project to transform a struggling shopping centre.

Clearbell Capital got the go-ahead to revamp The Gates, in Durham, last September and work is scheduled to begin on April 1.

The existing covered complex is to be made open air, with refurbished shops running from the existing North Road entrance to an expanded Framwelgate Bridge entrance.

Read more http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/new...rnison_Centre/
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Old June 1st, 2016, 11:35 AM   #11
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Milburngate House redvelopment has been covered on the following threads and posts:-

Freemans Reach #15, 60, 61, 62, 87, 92

Smaller Projects #3238, 3239, 3253

Economic #321, 662, 663

Now to be viewed on Durham County Council Planning Portal this:-

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DM/16/01228/FPA

Detailed planning application for mixed use development comprising of leisure (use classes D1 and D2), retail (use class A1), financial and professional services (use class A2), food and drink (use class A3, A4 and A5), offices (use class B1) and 291 residential units (use class C3) together with associated access, demolition, landscaping and infrastructure works and outline planning application with all detailed matters reserved except access for a mixed use development of office (use class B1) and maximum of 150 residential units (use class C3) and associated landscaping and infrastructure works

Millburngate House Framwelgate Waterside Durham DH1 5TL

Application Received - Fri 15 Apr 2016

Application Validated - Tue 24 May 2016

https://publicaccess.durham.gov.uk/o...=O5ON61GDH1R00


158 documents on application, including:-

Planning Statement https://publicaccess.durham.gov.uk/o...NT-1773482.pdf


NH - with the arrival of this planning application perhaps time for a thread of its own

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The gates shopping centre redevelopment is about to get under way opposite also which given its size will be another huge project we could cover with another thread on here.
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The gates shopping centre redevelopment is about to get under way opposite also which given its size will be another huge project we could cover with another thread on here.

Do you have any links to posts about this, here on the forum, as Ken has done above?
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The Gates Shopping Centre redevelopment, Durham City

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Do you have any links to posts about this, here on the forum, as Ken has done above?
Done on a wet and miserable day so not out with the camera

Previous posts (after post #900 on "Retail" thread) on topic of The Gates shopping centre redevelopment, Durham City:-

#981 - 989, 1049, 1050, 1258, 1259, 1260, 1263

Smaller Projects # 3196

(May be some others in different posts)

Extracts of the scheme from the Durham County Council Planning Portal:-

DM/15/01626/FPA

Redevelopment of The Gates shopping centre consisting of part retention of existing and part demolition and rebuild for a mix of retail, financial service, restaurant, bar and multiplex cinema uses (Use Classes A1, A2, A3, A4 and D2) and student residential units (total 253 beds) and associated works and landscaping

The Gates Millburngate Durham DH1 4SL

Application Received - Tue 26 May 2015

Application Validated - Mon 01 Jun 2015

Decision - Approved subject to S106

Decision Issued Date - Thu 19 Nov 2015

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April start for £30m Gates revamp, as Wilko moves to Arnison Centre



From The Advertiser, Dirham website

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WORK is to begin this spring on a £30million project to transform a struggling shopping centre.

Clearbell Capital got the go-ahead to revamp The Gates, in Durham, last September and work is scheduled to begin on April 1.

The existing covered complex is to be made open air, with refurbished shops running from the existing North Road entrance to an expanded Framwelgate Bridge entrance.

Big-name restaurants will front onto a new walkway overlooking the River Wear between Framwelgate and Milburngate bridges.

A six-screen Odeon cinema will be built towards Milburngate Bridge, above the existing car parks, which will be retained.

Finally, studio and cluster flats for 253 students will be built around and above the cinema.

Nick Berry, a partner at Clearbell, said he was very excited at how the project was progressing and hoped to create “a great new destination for Durham”.

Wilko, also known as Wilkinson’s, which has been The Gates’ 19,000sq ft anchor store since 2011, will not be part of the new complex, however.

The home and garden retailer has announced its Gates store will close tomorrow (Tuesday, January 19), to be replaced by a new branch at the Arnison Centre, Pity Me, opening the following day.

Three new jobs will be added, taking the total at the new 9,000sq ft store to 35.

The work on The Gates will be phased so that shops remaining will be able to stay open throughout.

Central Thai restaurant will move to new bigger premises and Mr Berry said he hoped Woven, the award-winning gents’ clothing store, would also stay within the complex.

It is hoped the work will be finished by June or July 2018, with university students first occupying the new accommodation from that October.


Full article on http://www.durhamadvertiser.co.uk/ne...rnison_Centre/
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Durham Shopping Centre Rebranded "The Riverwalk" and Secures Odeon Cinema

From the Clearbell website on 08/04/16

A fund managed by Clearbell Capital, today announces that it has secured ODEON Cinemas (Odeon) to anchor the ‘The Gates’ shopping centre scheme in Durham, which is set to undergo a £30 million redevelopment following approval of planning permission last year. The news coincides with the rebrand of The Gates to ‘The Riverwalk’ which reflects the vision of transforming Durham’s leisure offering and revitalising the shopping centre.

Odeon has agreed to take 20,000 sq ft on a 20 year lease. The cinema will include six screens and sit as part of a new riverside promenade. As part of the development, the fund will also refurbish 23 retail units, create 35,000 sq ft of restaurant space and 253 student accommodation units, as well as create enhanced entrances and public realm. Working alongside retail specialists, The Other Retail Group, it has been confirmed there is already strong interest in The Riverwalk from leading restaurant operators.

Manish Chande, Senior Partner at Clearbell, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Odeon to The Riverwalk and to announce our rebrand, which is fundamental in delivering our vision for this site in Durham. Durham has long been in need of a new cinema to cater for the needs of local people, and we are delighted to be able to provide this as part of the regeneration of this key part of Durham.”


Full article on http://www.clearbell.com/news/2016/0...-odeon-cinema/

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The gates shopping centre redevelopment is about to get under way opposite also which given its size will be another huge project we could cover with another thread on here.

This new "Project Thread" now set up to cover this development from now on, wef 2nd June 2016 . . .
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There is now a website for this:

http://www.theriverwalk.co.uk

It's actually been advertised on Skyscrapercity today!!
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The Gates Shopping Centre, soon to be "The Riverwalk", Millburngate, Durham City - pictures 09/06/16 Part 1 of 8

Posts #4 and 5 from 17/03/15 show pictures taken by myself of the centre, externally and internally

Information about the centre on http://www.thegatesshopping.co.uk/

Internal layout shown on this interactive Store Guide web page http://www.thegatesshopping.co.uk/storeguide-p3.html

On Thursday 09/06/16 PM on another visit to Durham City I took the following pictures (over 8 posts) in period approx 1400 – 1615 to show further views of the external elevations etc as well as the situation at that time regards vacant units





















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The Gates Shopping Centre, soon to be "The Riverwalk", Millburngate, Durham City - pictures 09/06/16 Part 2 of 8

Part 2 of 8

On Thursday 09/06/16 PM on another visit to Durham City I took the following pictures (over 8 posts) in period approx 1400 – 1615 to show further views of the external elevations etc as well as the situation at that time regards vacant units















(NB - Views of interior showing vacant shop units etc to follow later)







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The Gates Shopping Centre, soon to be "The Riverwalk", Millburngate, Durham City - pictures 09/06/16 Part 3 of 8

Part 3 of 8

On Thursday 09/06/16 PM on another visit to Durham City I took the following pictures (over 8 posts) in period approx 1400 – 1615 to show further views of the external elevations etc as well as the situation at that time regards vacant units





















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