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Coordinates: 55°00′43″N 1°39′58″W / 55.012°N 1.666°W / 55.012; -1.666

Kingston Park
Tesco Kingston Park.jpg
Tesco Kingston Park
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Kingston Park is located in Tyne and Wear
Kingston Park

Red pog.svg Kingston Park shown within Tyne and Wear
OS grid reference NZ214686
List of places: UK • England • Tyne and Wear

Kingston Park is a suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne, about 4 miles (6 km) north west of the city centre. 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) it was for a time the largest supermarket in the UK.[1][2]

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History

The suburb was largely built in the late 1970s and early 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.

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Shopping

Aside from the large Tesco Extra superstone, other Shops in Kingston Park include, Boots, Matalan, Tk maxx, Halfords, Currys, PC World, McDonalds, Comet, William Hill bookmaker and a Marks & Spencer food store.

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.

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 have won many awards, which include, Charter Mark, Sport England and Healthy School award. The school also have 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 Comprehensive School.

Youth groups

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

See also

References

  1. ^ Dangerfield, Andrew (16 January 2007). "The continued rise of Tesco non-food". BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6257331.stm. Retrieved 27 January 2007. "Staff roller blade in the UK's largest Tesco in Newcastle."  
  2. ^ "Tesco to create UK's biggest store". Thisismoney.co.uk. 27 November 2006. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=415086&in_page_id=2. Retrieved 2007-01-27. "Currently, Tesco's largest store stands at 11,055 square metres (119,000 sq ft), while rivals Asda and Sainsbury's biggest shops are 10,219 and 8,082 square metres (110,000 and 86,990 sq ft)"  

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