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Bainbridges Cafe JLP01_10_28910 Featured Newcastle Image

Bainbridges Cafe JLP01_10_28910

ELDON SQUARE SHOPPING CENTRE, ELDON SQUARE, NEWCASTLE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE. A view of the circular structure on stilts that housed the Bainbridge store's cafe at the Eldon Square shopping centre in Newcastle.
Laing won the £5.2m contract to extend the shopping centre in March 1986 for completion in October 1987, a second contract in January 1987 to build the retail unit that bridges Blackett Street and connects the old with the new development and a third in May 1987 for improvements and upgrading across the whole Eldon Square site.
The area pictured is part of the original structure that has undergone renovation. The area was previously carpeted with a sunken hexagonal seating area and the ceiling was covered with vertical tubes, some acting as light wells to let in daylight and some lit by bulbs but providing a much gloomier interior than following the rejuvenations. The decor had a space age feel more in keeping with the pod on stilts that housed Bainbridge's cafe, this structure remained but was given a new colour scheme. Bainbridge's was a major department store in Newcastle from its origins in 1838. It became part of the John Lewis Partnership in 1952 but operated under the Bainbridge brand until 2002 when the original 1976 Eldon Square site was given another facelift and the shop rebranded as John Lewis

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Eldon Garden JLP01_10_38141 Featured Newcastle Image

Eldon Garden JLP01_10_38141

Eldon Garden, Percy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. Shoppers using the escalators in the Rotunda section of the Eldon Garden shopping centre.
The Eldon Garden shopping centre was a development of 42 shops over 3 storeys and a 477 space carpark. Laing secured the £11.5m management contract for the construction in 1987 for Greycoat Shopping Plc. Work began in January 1988 and the centre was open to the public from March 1989 and officially open by Princess Margaret in November 1989. The development had to incorporate the existing pub, now called the Three Bulls Heads. The pub was underpinned and supported whilst its roof was removed and rebuilt so that it was structurally independent of the shopping centre. The Rotunda is roofed by a glazed dome and connected the two main shopping levels with the gourmet food hall on the ground floor.
Eldon Garden is linked to the Eldon Square shopping centre by a 2 storey glazed mall that bridges Percy Street, this had to be constructed overnight when the road could be closed

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Tyne Bridge under construction EPW019820 Featured Newcastle Image

Tyne Bridge under construction EPW019820

TYNE BRIDGE, Newcastle. Site of the new Tyne Bridge, photographed here in October 1927, a year before official opening of the bridge - the approaches are well underway. Also shown are Robert Stephenson's innovative High Level Bridge (1849), and the Swing Bridge (1876) funded by Armstrong to replace a stone bridge that obstructed river traffic. The original negative is damaged. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

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