A rapidly growing business park will welcome its newest addition in the new year.
Devon-based Axminster Tools & Machinery will be opening its latest store at Coast Road Retail Park, Norham Road, North Shields, in the early part of 2015.
The 10,000sq ft store – the seventh in their portfolio and first in the north east – will be open seven days a week.
Retail development director Darran McLeod said: “The new store will be the same size as the majority of our other branches and it will have some of the new concepts.
“The store allows us to have approximately 10,500 lines on display and available in stock as well as some other features such as the Live Workshop, so customers can get hands-on with a wide selection of our tools and machinery.
“The potential of the North Shields site soon became apparent.
“It provides a store that will enable products to be displayed effectively and is in a highly populated area with a solid infrastructure, making the store easily accessible.”