Free parking for key workers at Queensgate

In a bid to support the community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we would like to offer free parking for all key workers, including NHS staff, carers, teachers, all blue light services and supermarket workers.


Our Blue car park will offer this service from today and until further notice. Key workers must register by emailing their name and car registration to [email protected] and once validated, they can use the car park to assist in their essential travel.


“Key workers are doing an incredible job and I applaud every single person for helping to support their community during this testing time”, said Centre Director at Queensgate Shopping Centre, Mark Broadhead. He adds: “Free parking is the least we can do to help key workers and make their necessary journeys as accommodating as possible.”


The Marks & Spencer Food Hall in centre remains open seven days a week and is also opening the store exclusively for NHS and blue light staff on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8am – 9am, as well as vulnerable people and the elderly on Mondays and Thursdays from 8am – 9am.


As well as M&S, the centres Boots store is also open for any essential services seven days a week* and the When Polly Met Fergie Restaurant is trading for takeaway delivery through UberEats, JustEat and online.


In line with government advice, we closed the centre on Tuesday 24 March until further notice. Access to Boots is via the Boots Long Causeway entrance and access to M&S Food is accessible via the centres Queen Street doors.


*opening times


M&S Food Hall:

Monday – Saturday, 8am – 5pm

Sunday, 10.30am – 4.30pm


Monday – Saturday, 8am – 5.30pm

Sunday, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Following the continued development of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, and in line with government advice, essential goods and services at Queensgate Shopping Centre remain open, including Boots and M&S Foodhall. 

All other stores currently remain closed. The health of our retailers, centre teams and visitors is paramount and we are working hard to ensure people are being supported wherever possible. 

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We will keep our customers updated of developments via our various digital communication channels.

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