The Gate Newcastle reopening: centre back in business in time for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee after safety scare

The Gate Newcastle closed earlier this month after a safety issue

The Gate in Newcastle is re-opening its businesses this week in time for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee after a recent safety scare.

The leisure complex was suddenly evacuated on Thursday, May 5 as issues with fire-preventive mechanisms were discovered.

The popular Newcastle hub remained closed for weeks as an investigation was carried out and upgrades were made.

During that time, The Mayfair, The Hustle and The Lofts remained open

The Crown Estate, which owns The Gate, said the temporary closure was necessary "to enable the team to carry out further testing of the internal mechanisms that prevent the spread of a fire, to ensure these mechanisms meet the highest standard of fire safety"..

The Gate then announced a shutdown of at least four weeks but is now opening businesses earlier than first thought.

What businesses in The Gate are already open?

The Gate car park and Cineworld both returned to business on Saturday, May 28 - a major boost for the latter which, after missing opening weekend sales of Doctor Strange and Top Gun, will show Jurassic World when released.

Starbucks opened at the same time as Cineworld and Pizza Hut opened on Monday, May 30.

YuMe World also opened on Monday, along with The CTRL Pad.

The Keel Row Wetherspoon then opened for business on Wednesday, June 1.

When will other businesses open?

Asper's Casino will open from 7 pm on Wednesday, June 1 for those feeling lucky this Jubilee weekend.

The WonderBar will then open in time from the Bank Holiday at 10 am on Thursday, June 2.

Escape will open a little later, at 4 pm on Friday, June 3.