Opening of Queensway Arcade

Opening of Queensway Arcade
Community News

Press Release: Opening of Queensway Arcade, Consett

On the 22/12/23 at 2pm Durham County Councillor Alex Watson OBE 22/12/23 performed the opening ceremony of the gates to the Queensway Arcade.  Alex said “the Queensway Arcade is a vital access point to link the Albert Road car park to Middle Street.  It is particularly important for disabled patrons as the disabled car parking bays are next to the entrance to the Queensway Arcade.  I would like to thank Gavin Bennett of Queensway Orthodontics for his wonderful support.”

Gavin said “Queensway Orthodontics are committed to work with the community of the Consett area and we have worked in partnership with Alex and Project Genesis to improve security in Middle Street and Albert Road.  It is particularly important to assist our disabled friends to access Middle Steet more easily.”  

Tom Maddison, a registered disabled resident said “the restoration of the access to Middle Street is lifeline to those with mobility issues who use bays and further commented that Council Planners need to urgently address the scarcity of places available”.


Photo attached of Councillor Alex Watson OBE cutting the tape and others left to right are:  Bethany of Queensway Orthodontics, Keith Whittaker, Alex Watson, Tom and Wendy Maddison.