Plans unveiled for a new £10million retail and leisure hub at Lambton Park

Redevelopment at the Lambton Estate is set to continue as plans are revealed to create a new £10million retail and leisure community hub.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 2:27 pm

Set to be known as Bowes Gate, the three-storey Victorian-style building will provide retail offerings found on a traditional high street, with spaces also earmarked for offices and leisure activities.

Designed as a four-sided “town square”, developers are hoping to include on the ground level a mixture of stores including a bakery, florist, butchers and an Estate farm shop.

A proposed pavilion is earmarked close to the Bowes Gate development and would feature a cafe/bistro with internal and external seating, as well as the potential to host outdoor events.

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The development is being brought forward by the Newcastle office of National Planning Development Consultants Lichfields, acting for Theakston Land and the Trustees of Lambton Estate.

Jonny Morris of the Estate’s managing agents GSC Grays, said “Bowes Gate is anticipated as being the beating heart of the Lambton developments; it will be a thriving community hub with the facilities needed to service the new housing, businesses and a growing number of visitors to the Park.

“Our vision for Bowes Gate is to provide a traditional high street featuring around 9 independent businesses, a cafe with outdoor seating and events.

“The development will act a focal point for the host of high-quality improvements and enhancements currently underway at Lambton Park.”

“We have an exciting design for Bowes Gate and we are now inviting formal expressions of interest in the space.”

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