GO Outdoors takes 20,000 sq ft former Metrocentre Wilko

2nd May 2024 | Jack Oliver

GO Outdoors has opened the doors to its latest store at Gateshead’s Metrocentre, taking 20,242 sq ft within the former Wilko store in the scheme’s Blue Mall.

The store stocks a range of footwear and camping equipment, as well as outerwear from brands such as Rab, OEX, and Berghaus. Operating as a GO Outdoors Express, the store offers additional services such as boot and rucksack fitting, and features in-store collection and drop-off points.

Ben Cox, director at scheme asset manager Sovereign Centros from CBRE, said: “GO Outdoors is a welcome addition to Metrocentre and highlights our quick and hands-on approach to finding an alternative tenant for the former Wilko space. Not only does it provide a dedicated space for our customers that love the great outdoors, but also complements the wider retail offer that we have evolved over the last few years. It consolidates our position in the market as the go-to destination for retail in the North East, where brands like GO Outdoors thrive.”

This announcement follows the news that immersive escape room and bar concept The Escapologist is make its North East debut at Metrocentre in the coming months. Occupying 4,367 sq ft on the scheme’s Yellow Mall, the operator will bring tailored and immersive escape rooms as well as a bar and restaurant offering to Gateshead.

Lunson Mitchenall and Time Retail Partners act for Metrocentre.


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