The Frenchgate Centre has been the heart of Doncaster for over 40 years, and was originally called the Arndale Centre after its creators, but was renamed in 1988 after a change of ownership, when it became know as Frenchgate, after one of the old gates of medieval Doncaster and the street which passes to the east of the centre.
At the start of the decade the centre underwent a £200 million facelift to transform it into the country’s first shopping centre with integrated public transport and retail interchange facility. Shortly after the refurbishment was opened to the public in June 2006, it was bought by its current owner who is continuing to invest in the property, improving upon facilities and its function within the community.
Our normal trading hours are as follows:
09.00 - 17.30 Monday
09.00 - 17.30 Tuesday
09.00 - 17.30 Wednesday
09.00 - 17.30 Thursday
09.00 - 17.30 Friday
09.00 - 17.30 Saturday
10.00 - 16.00 Sunday
10.00 - 16.00* Bank Holidays
* Individual store opening hours may vary. Check their store page for further details.
We have over 1200 car parking spaces at Frenchgate and our new multi-storey car park, which was recently awarded the Park Mark safety award, is the most convenient place to park in Doncaster town centre. We have a total of 69 spaces for disabled drivers with blue badges; 48 in the multi-storey car park and 21 in the rooftop car park.
Long stay parking is available for rail users. Long stay customers must enter through the rail entrance, which is clearly signed to park on levels 5 and 6 and to receive the discounted price of £10.50 per 24 hours.