New Gateshead superstore - now open Our new CT Furniture superstore, based on the Blaydon Shopping Centre, Gateshead finally opened its doors on Friday 2nd July and was welcomed to the town with huge queues of expectant customers waiting patiently outside, eager to grab a bargain. This is the biggest store to date for CT Furniture and will provide the largest range of quality pre-owned furniture in the North East. Based on the Blaydon Shopping Centre, Gateshead, this new charity venture will bring quality pre-loved, vintage, antique and repurposed furniture to the town. Paul Dodd, CT Furniture’s Retail and Business Development Manager said: “We are absolutely delighted to see this many customers waiting to visit us in-store. We have a great range of quality pre-loved furniture all available at low prices." He continued: “We are excited to be opening in Gateshead, somewhere that CT Furniture hasn’t operated from before. The store will be open seven days a week and be stocked with items ranging from small electrical appliances through to beds, sofas, wardrobes all available at affordable prices, so helping individuals and families to furnish their homes. We even stock a range of office furniture. I'm eager to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer or work for our charity, as we have several roles and always need an extra pair of hands.” The official opening ceremony and 'cutting the ribbon' was overseen by Community Transport, chief executive Jo Beaumont and Susan Reilly, one of CT Furniture's valued volunteers. Jo Beaumont, Community Transport, chief executive explaining to waiting customers about how the charity helps in local communities. A busy opening day at CT Furniture. This is our fourth North East retail development, and we also have furniture branches in Newcastle, Blyth and a new store shortly to open in Peterlee. This new store will create four new jobs, including a supervisor, two full time retail assistants and a van driver, as well as offering several volunteer opportunities for customer service assistants and administrative assistants. It is easily accessible for citizens of the North East and hopes to attract many new customers by providing a better shopping experience. Customers can choose items for their homes while out doing their daily shopping, or order from the vast array of pre-loved furniture online. We stock a full range of affordable pre-owned furniture. Anyone looking for a new role as a member of staff or as a volunteer should visit our jobs and volunteer pages.