Gateshead centre regeneration

Trinity Square, in the town centre, is almost ready to open. The development, costing £150m, will include a supermarket, cinema and student village.

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Gateshead's new town centre square almost ready to open

The Trinity Square development in Gateshead's town centre is almost complete. The area used to be run down and was famous only for its derelict car park - which featured in the film Get Carter, in 1971.

Now, the car park and most of the shops around it have been demolished and replaced by a new cinema, supermarket and flats for 1,000 students.

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Gateshead's Trinity Square almost ready to open

The final stone has been laid at Trinity Square, a new development to regenerate Gateshead town centre.

The area was largely run-down before building work started. When it is finished, it will include a supermarket, cinema and flats for 1,000 students. The first shops open later this month.

The town centre square will sit in the middle of a supermarket and cinema, next to the transport interchange Credit: ITV
A student village is on top of the supermarket, but tenants are not due to move in until September 2014 Credit: ITV
The final stone was laid this morning in the public square Credit: ITV
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