Work has started on a six figure project to refurbish the Wilson Street entrance to Middlesbrough’s
Dundas Shopping Centre.
The entrance doors, surrounding cladding, signage and entrance mats will be replaced and
improved, as well as the areas above entrance to the basement car park accessed from Wilson
Business will continue as usual in the shopping centre during the eight week long contract, carried by
Darlington contractor Wharton Construction, to designs by the Middlesbrough office of Logic
Architecture, with occasional closures to the rear entrance and car park for essential work which will
be limited to weekends only. Full details of the closures will be available in the centre and on its
Facebook page and website.
This £130,000 investment will also include cleaning the stonework above a vacant shop unit on the
corner of Wilson Street and Dundas Street, once the home to one the earliest branches of Darlington
Building Society in Middlesbrough, following internal refurbishments carried out late last year.
“These works will greatly improve the rear entrance to Dundas Shopping Centre and make it more
welcoming to shoppers, office workers in Dundas House, and to prospective new tenants,” says
Richard Wilson, Senior Associate at Middlesbrough-based Dodds Brown, letting and managing
agents for Dundas Shopping Centre and Indoor Market.
“The refurbishment is the first phase of works designed to improve this entrance to the shopping
centre and will help us to attract an operator to the 12,000 of sq ft of vacant space available on the
first floor of the shopping centre, in the former Potter’s Club.
“The space already has planning permission for a gym and for other D2 uses, such as bowling, a
Sports Bar, an events space, or a craft centre, as there is a shortage of town centre leisure
The 600 sq ft shop unit on the corner of Wilson Street and Dundas Street is also available to rent
through Dodds Brown.
“There is a real history to this shop. It was here long before the Dundas Shopping Centre which was
the original site of Middlesbrough’s Winter Garden,” continues Mr Wilson.
“It would suit a small independent retailer looking to benefit from being part of the community of
independent traders in Dundas Market and Shopping Centre.”
Further information about leisure and retail opportunities in Dundas Shopping Centre is available
from Richard Wilson at Dodds Brown on tel. 01642 244130, email firstname.lastname@example.org or via
Dodds Brown’s website www.doddsbrown.co.uk