The Riverwalk

About The Riverwalk

The Gates Shopping Centre is undergoing a £30 million redevelopment to create ‘The Riverwalk’. Anchoring the development is a new six-screen Odeon cinema – the largest in the area. It will also include a variety of restaurants, 23 refurbished stores and 253 student accommodation rooms, which will enhance the area’s amenities both during the day and at night-time.


The new brand has been designed to reflect the vision of transforming Durham’s leisure offering and revitalising the shopping centre through the creation of a new promenade overlooking the River Wear, views of Durham Castle and the Cathedral.


The scheme will also support Durham’s economy and employment. A projected 195 construction jobs will be created throughout the construction period, as well as a further 120 jobs on completion. These jobs will be created through new retailers, restaurants and leisure providers opening at The Riverwalk.  


While work takes place, the centre will remain open for business - Woven, Savers, The Works, and Poundland, as well as many other shops, will continue to trade at the centre.


For any enquiries about the centre please contact Alan Day on: 0191 386 9363. For further information please visit

Opening Times


08:30 - 18:00


08:30 - 18:00


08:30 - 18:00


08:30 - 18:00


08:30 - 18:00


08:30 - 18:00


11:00 - 17:00



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48 The Gates Shopping Centre DH1 4SL

0191 386 9363