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WIN £1,000 to Spend at Barker and Stonehouse’s New Gateshead Store

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This expired on 29th March 2023

Living North are delighted to have teamed up with Barker & Stonehouse to offer one lucky reader the chance to win £1,000 to spend at the launch event of their new Gateshead store

British family-owned retailer Barker and Stonehouse has been offering must-have homeware alongside desirable designer brands for more than 75 years, including ercol, Orla Kiely and Timothy Oulton and Cattelan Italia.

This spring, the retailer throws open the doors to its brand new, stateof-the-art lifestyle store in Gateshead. The new store brings together 50,000 sq. ft. of inspiring home interiors, striking architecture and sustainable design over three impressive floors.

Barker and Stonehouse has taken a considered lifestyle approach to the design of its new Gateshead base. The store will also feature a new lifestyle area designed for use as a free co-working space, with complimentary Wi-Fi for those who just want somewhere relaxing to plug-in and do some work, or hold informal meetings. The space will also host an ongoing series of events and activities, and will be the backdrop for workshops by range of leading interiors specialists from around the UK, including designers and makers from a wide range of disciplines.

Managing Director James Barker says: ‘At Barker and Stonehouse, we aren’t ones for doing things by halves and no better place is that exemplified than in our stores. As a North East business that started back in 1946, it felt like a natural next step to grow our offering here and dare I say, this will be our most impressive store to date.

‘Retail has changed markedly in the past five years – it’s the reason we launched our store-within-a-store concept space in Fenwick Newcastle. We know how people want to shop and our new store responds to that in the form of an unrivalled lifestyle experience.
‘We’re very much looking forward to launching our new store in a WIN £1,000 to spend at Barker and Stonehouse’s new Gateshead store matter of weeks – a space that truly reflects all of our brand values. It’s the perfect start to 2023.’

Designed in line with the retailer’s eco-friendly approach, the new store has been built with responsibly sourced timber frames rather than steel where feasible, and a full roof of solar panels, as well as innovative extras such as an expansive green roof that will protect and promote local biodiversity. Inside, the roof is held up by beautifully designed circular timber feature columns, crafted with branches that take the form of a traditional tree.

Upstairs, there’ll be a place to sit back and tuck into brunch, lunch or even an early dinner too, in the roof terrace café bistro run by North East restaurateur Daryl Chadwick. Bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to Gateshead, Daryl is set to recreate the popular menus already on offer at Chadwick & Co, his in-store café bistro at the retailer’s Teesside Park store – we’ll take a mouth-watering mezze platter, please!

Ahead of Barker and Stonehouse’s show-stopping launch event in Gateshead on Good Friday (7th April 2023 and hosted by Joanna Lumley, no less), we’re giving one lucky reader the chance to win £1,000 to spend at the opening.

For your chance to win this fantastic prize simply send your name and contact details on a postcard to Living North, Studio 2, St Nicholas Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RJ, enter online at or email Please mark your entry Barker and Stonehouse. All entries to be received by 29th March 2023

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Competition prize is £1,000 to spend at Barker & Stonehouse's new Gateshead store launch event. The prize is non-transferable and prize has no transferable monetary value.

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