The transformation of Gateshead Town Centre has reached a landmark with the opening of the new Trinity Square development.
The site used to be dominated by the Get Carter Car Park – but it has had a £150million regeneration, funded by Tesco.
There are now 38 shops, flats for almost a thousand students, and a new cinema.
It’s a huge revamp of the city centre and the police have used it as an opportunity to make Trinity Square much easier to police.
I’ve been finding out how from Inspector Mick Robson: