Millburngate, Durham, County Durham. An elevated view from the north-west showing Millburngate, Riverside House and surrounding buildings, with Durham Castle beyond.
Construction of the second phase of Millburngate began in August 1984. Phase I had been developed in 1974; Phase II would increase the centre from 102,000sqft to 187,000sqft. The second phase was linked to Phase I by a covered pedestrian mall. The five storey complex comprised one main floor of shopping, with storage above, and two lower levels of car parking and servicing, offices, and restaurants with views over the River Wear. The centre was completed on 24th October 1986 and was officially opened on 15th April 1987 by Princess Alexandra. An illustration of the building was featured on a stamp as part of a set produced in 1984 on the theme of Urban Renewal. The complex was later renamed the Gates. It was closed in 2016 and was demolished to make way for Milburngate, a mixed development of office, retail and residential units
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