The Crown Estate
TFT has an extensive history with The Gate Leisure Complex in Newcastle. Following the pre-acquisition TDD we undertook for The Crown Estate, a number of refurbishment opportunities were identified which in partnership with the tenants, could help reposition and rejuvenate the centre. TFT were appointed as Project Manager to manage the £3.5m refurbishment scheme and has worked closely with The Crown Estate to deliver its vision of making The Gate an aspirational, edgy and relevant destination in Newcastle. In May 2016 works began to declutter the existing site, improve lighting levels and remove block columns and steelwork to open up areas with new balustrades and feature bulkheads.
Signage has also been completely overhauled to include new wayfinding throughout and feature signs to both internal and external facades. In addition, all works have been completed out of hours over night shifts so that the main retail area could remain open as usual. As a result of the mall’s refurbishment, the EPC rating of the centre improved from a E to a D rating. TFT continues to support The Gate with the creation and implementation of a 10-year Maintenance Action Plan.