Prince Bishops Shopping Centre has been renamed Prince Bishops Place.
Over the coming weeks customers will see the refreshed branding replacing the original colour depiction of St Cuthbert’s Cross with a new, contemporary version on signs, in the car park, on uniforms, the new web site and across all our communications.
Despite the pandemic, Prince Bishops Place has welcomed new independent store, Elvet & Bailey; created a larger store for The Gift Company; opened The Durham Gin shop and will shortly welcome a food offer focusing on local high-quality produce. In addition, plans are advanced for a new, independent restaurant offer.
Centre Manager, Richard Toynbee says ‘we are excited about our future plans of adapting to the new retail environment. It is essential that we deliver what our customers want. The retail landscape was a challenge before the pandemic but we are being proactive in repositioning ourselves to take advantage of increasing interest in the city centre. We have flexible and affordable space available and are looking forward to welcoming more new businesses including the exciting prospect of the Durham Gin Distillery later this year. The landlords invested over £1m in the car park in 2019 and will be continuing to improve the environment of our public spaces with new seating and planting.
We believe the future is very positive for Prince Bishops Place and Durham city centre as a whole and we’ll continue to listen to our customers to make sure we meet, and exceed their expectations.’
He added ‘’our now famous umbrella street feature is up again this year and we’ll be supporting the Solan Connor Fawcett Trust by inviting customers to purchase a personalised wooden tag that will be attached to one of our umbrellas – the tags can be purchased from Elvet & Bailey with all the proceeds going to the charity so please do help us to raise funds for the family cancer charity.”