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Kingston Park
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Tesco Kingston Park (2007)
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Kingston Park
Location within Tyne and Wear
OS grid reference NZ214686
  London 242 miles (389 km)
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Postcode district NE3
Dialling code 0191
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Tyne and Wear
55°00′43″N1°39′58″W / 55.012°N 1.666°W / 55.012; -1.666 Coordinates: 55°00′43″N1°39′58″W / 55.012°N 1.666°W / 55.012; -1.666

Kingston Park is a suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne, about 4 miles (6 km) north west of the city centre.

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It is home to several large retailers, the largest being one of Tesco's flagship stores—at 11,055 square metres (119,000 sq ft) which was also the largest supermarket in the United Kingdom for one period of time. [2] Kingston Park is served by Kingston Park station on the Tyne and Wear Metro.

History

The suburb was largely built in the end of the 1970s and beginning of the 1980s, and its Metro station was not part of the original system, because the area did not have the required population density, when the Metro was first planned. [3] In the 2010s, the Great Park development began to extend north from Kingston Park, with the Greenside Estate being located immediately north of Kingston Park Road.

The residential areas were originally named Kingston Park, Kenton Bank Foot, Tudor Grange and Ouseburn Park, although over time all of these have come to be known collectively as Kingston Park. Most of the housing to the south of Kingston Park Metro station was built by developers such as Leech and originally sold on a leasehold basis.

Some of the housing to the north of the station was built as council owned rented properties, although many were bought by tenants under the Government's right-to-buy scheme. Further housing development is planned on the fringes of Kingston Park at Kenton Bank Foot and Callerton, in areas removed from the Green Belt as part of the Core Strategy and Urban Core plan. [4] [5]

Shopping and business

Aside from Tesco Extra, other stores on the Kingston Retail Park include, Boots, Carphone Warehouse, Currys PC World, Greggs, Halfords, Iceland Food Warehouse, Marks & Spencer, Matalan, McDonald's, Sports Direct, Next, Pets at Home, Poundland, T.K. Maxx and William Hill. Newer stores now include EE, Domino's Pizza, Costa Coffee, B & M and Superdrug, the latter which opened recently in February 2020 and a Home Bargains is due to open early spring 2021.

Prior to the building of the Tesco Extra, which opened in November 1999, [6] there was an older Tesco on the opposite side of the car park, and Metro stations for a number of years. It was built in a 1980s red brick barn style, which opened on 15 June 1988, and was demolished in 2002. There was also a Presto, in the Kingston Park Shopping Centre, which later became a branch of Netto. [7]

Until December 2012, Comet had been present, until the company entered administration. Poundland moved into the store in 2013. The Airport Industrial Estate is also located in Kingston Park. [8]

Kingston Park stadium

The area houses the Kingston Park Stadium, which is home to the Newcastle Falcons rugby union team, and also hosts the home football fixtures of Newcastle United's reserve team. The Falcons, then known as Newcastle Gosforth, moved into Kingston Park Stadium in 1990; prior to this, the site had been the Newcastle Chronicle and Journal Sports Ground.

Transport

Kingston Park also has a Tyne and Wear Metro station, with direct services to Newcastle Airport, Newcastle City Centre, Gateshead and Sunderland. It was opened on 15 September 1985, four years after the Metro line had begun service.

Schools

Kingston Park Primary School is based in Kingston Park. There are about 350 pupils from Nursery to Year 6. The school has won many awards, which include, Charter Mark, Sport England & Healthy School. [9] The school also has many clubs, which include football and netball, to chess and creative writing. The school also has an "Eco Council", to help the environment in the school grounds.

The majority of Year 6 pupils go up to Kenton School.

Youth groups

There are several youth groups in and around the area of Kingston Park. One such group is 733 (Newcastle Airport) Squadron of the Air Training Corps (ATC).

Health care

Kingston Park has medical practices, including The Park Medical Group, and dentists, including Kingston Park Advanced Dentistry.

See also

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