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Roadshow plan for iconic car park
Gateshead 'Get Carter' car park
The 'Get Carter' car park is set for demolition in autumn
The revamp of a Tyneside town centre, which includes the demolition of an iconic piece of urban architecture, is to feature in a roadshow.

Gateshead's Trinity Square is dominated by the "Get Carter car park", which appeared in the 1970s gangster film.

Along with the nearby market, it will be bulldozed to make way for a Tesco store, cinema, apartments and cafes.

The roadshow will form part of a public consultation scheme keeping residents updated about the project's progress.

The market hall will be vacated at the end of August and demolition is due to begin in the autumn.

Views and comments from residents throughout the consultation will be extremely valuable in shaping the proposals
Max Curtis, Tesco Corporate Affairs Manager

It is being carried out by Spen Hill, the development arm of Tesco.

Residents from across the town are invited to attend a series of events in September, to be held in each of Gateshead's five neighbourhood areas.

Max Curtis, Corporate Affairs Manager for Tesco, said: "This exhibition will provide local residents with an opportunity to comment on the emerging plans.

"Views and comments from residents throughout the consultation will be extremely valuable in shaping the proposals and so we would like to encourage as many people as possible to attend."

Gateshead Council leader Mick Henry said the roadshow - which will visit the town centre, Chopwell, Dunston, Wrekenton and the International Stadium - is an exciting opportunity for residents to have their say.

Dates are available from both the Gateshead Council and Your Trinity Square websites.

The stark concrete car park was made famous by the classic Tyneside-based movie, in which Michael Caine's character throws a corrupt businessman from the roof.

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