On Gateshead Council Planning Portal on 05/12/21 this in respect of above application DC/21/00923/COU2 High Level Parade, Wellington Street, Gateshead, Change of use from retail to Sui Generis, drinking establishment - Planning Application
Follow up on posts #10705 & 10706, above, in Pubs thread
On Gateshead Council Planning Portal on 11/10/21
Change of use from retail to Sui Generis, drinking establishment
2 High Level Parade Wellington Street Gateshead NE8 2AJ
Application Validated - Wed 22 Sep 2021
Status - Awaiting decision
On the "new 2020" NCC Planning Portal on 20/12/21 this in respect of the above Application Reference Number: 2021/0915/01/LBCStart Fitness expansion, 29 - 39 Market Street, Newcastle, - Planning Application
Planning application associated with the above, from "new 2020" NCC Planning Portal
Application Reference Number: 2021/0915/01/LBC
Location: 29 - 39 Market Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6JE
Proposal: Listed Building Application: External alterations including new shopfront and display of 2 non illuminated fascia signs to 29-31 Market Street, internal alterations to form openings in party walls between 29 and 31, and 31 and 33 Market Street, remove existing concrete blockwork infill sections from structural steel frame, form access steps and ramp to the openings between no 31 and 33 Market Street.
Valid Date: 28-06-2021
Application Status: Pending Consideration
The Market St location in question, my pictures 24/11/19
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My understanding is that it's a Blakes extension that's plannedThe workmen are in 24 High Bridge (formerly Wace Land - opposite Pleased to Meet You) at the minute, couldn't tell if clearing it out or fitting it out, seemed to have a lot of old chairs in it that could have been from Blake's and there is a Let By sign up
Just a thought but with Frasers owning the former H&M store building, and also owning the USC store brand maybe its an opportunity to bring USC onto Northumberland Street where it would have much more passing footfall than Princess Square? might be wide of the mark but just an idea.
The sense is that Ashley owns the whole building so H and M is out and WHS will be out [possibly to the current SD] and that it will become a SD [sorry Frasers ] block.Just a thought but with Frasers owning the former H&M store building, and also owning the USC store brand maybe its an opportunity to bring USC onto Northumberland Street where it would have much more passing footfall than Princess Square? might be wide of the mark but just an idea.
I would say the split usually falls this way (for the two major sports retailers), with a slight overlap:The sense is that Ashley owns the whole building so H and M is out and WHS will be out [possibly to the current SD] and that it will become a SD [sorry Frasers ] block.
It could be that it will re open in the block facing outwards [H and M ?] or I've wondered where the interface between USC and Flannels product/demographic falls.
Yes, TBH I was getting a bit confused with Cruise who were in there before, also an Ashley brand. I remember thinking who in god's name buys Aquascutum from here [and now thing the same of Flannels].I would say the split usually falls this way (for the two major sports retailers), with a slight overlap:
General sports clothing: Sports Direct / JD Sports
Mid range sports casual: USC / Scotts
Higher end designer clothing: Flannels / Tessuti
If I had my crystal ball, I would say USC closes for a short amount of time (with staff transferred to other outlets) until WH Smith moves out and the block can be remodified for a combined Sports Direct / USC like at the Metrocentre.
They've spent on it with Flannels but I just can't imagine buying some of these premium brands from Ashley. I visited once and the product and demographic seemed to jar.Would be good if they did something with the ex-Collectables unit, I’ve always thought it was unappealing in footfall terms with having to go down stairs immediately.
Are they doing a refurb? I went into the Silverlink branch just before Christmas and was very disappointed in the reduction of the menswear. Not sure if it was a tactic but it felt empty and they still had racks of shorts (in December) no thick winter jumpers or slippers to be seen.H&M currently closed in metro centre
Green gyro place next to Wetherspoons have closed