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Newcastle Metro Centre

The Newcastle Metrocentre is the largest shopping centre in the European Union containing over 330 stores occupying 194,000 m2.

During 2008 and 2009 part of the centre was redeveloped. Working in conjunction with Dane Architectural, A.J Wells & Sons were asked to produce a series of vitreous enamelled cylindrical pillars. Enamel was specified due to its longevity, resistance to abrasion and hygienic properties.

A.J Wells rolled and fabricated the columns to extreme levels - rarely achieved in enamel cladding. A recess within the metalwork was also added to house coloured neon lights.

The result is a spectacular display of robust yet elegant pillars ranging from 2.5 to 7 metres in height and trimmed with stainless steel.

Images courtesy of Dane Architectural.