Major new anchor for North Shields’ Royal Quays Outlet

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A major new anchor unit has been announced at the Royal Quays Outlet in North Shields. The 138,000 sq ft shopping centre, located immediately adjacent to the international ferry terminal and eight miles east of Newcastle City Centre, has been extended by the completion of an ambitious 22,000 sq ft leisure venue.

The new space, situated on the main car park of the centre, has been innovatively created using a large inflatable dome structure, which is the first of its kind in the region. The unit has been pre-let to Xtreme Bounce, a leading trampoline business.

Peter Everest, managing director at WD Limited, which owns the Royal Quays Outlet Centre, said: “Not only is the dome visually stunning but inside there is a sleek and dynamic style with vibrant, exciting colours. It offers state-of-the art facilities and it is going to have a massive impact on the area both as a leisure outlet and from an employment perspective. It is a bold and ambitious move not least for the fact that we are introducing a totally new concept to the region.”

The new leisure venue will include a Trampoline area, Segway Slalom, a Slam Dunk area, a Soft Play Castle and a number of other innovative, family entertainment facilities.

Royal Quays already has a number of anchor retail tenants, including Gap Outlet, a Nike Factory store, Next Clearance and Clarks. Other occupiers nearby include Star Bowl, the Wet N Wild Water Park, Brewers Fayre and Premier Inn.

Sanderson Weatherall act as letting agents at the centre, alongside CHD Property.