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To investigate the range and variety of shops and services available on the Front Street of Chester-le-Street.

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Chapter 2- Building Survey The central business district of Chester-le-Street offers a wide range of shops and services, however Chester-le-Street is well known for its market town status. In this chapter I am aiming to investigate: Aims To investigate the range and variety of shops and services available on the Front Street of Chester-le-Street. Secondly to investigate the dominant shop or service provided in Chester-le-Street. Thirdly, to investigate the pricing by different shops with in Chester-le-Street. Hypothesises I predict that: "Within the central business district of Chester-le-Street, the most dominating type of shop or service will be Food and Convenience stores." I think this because Chester-le-Street is too small of a town to attract any major chain stores like Marks and Spencer. Also the majority of people that come to Chester-le-Street are there for Convenience shopping like fruit and vegetables. I think the people will travel to major cites like Newcastle and Durham for Comparison shopping like televisions and game consoles. ...read more.

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We began our building survey at point or peg one, which was outside building number one-Ropey lane. We walked down Chester-le-Street in an anti-clockwise pattern recording the types of shops as we walked round. Being in pairs was a great advantage because we were able to spot all the little shops hidden away, shops that sometimes you may have missed if you were working by your self. Also being in a pairs, one partner could of record the name of the shop while the other could record the type of shop, this helped to ease writing and lessen confusion. The information we were recording was from a primary source. To record the information we used building survey sheets one and two and a topological map of Chester-le-Street. We did not record the shops on the second floor of buildings. We were also left with a few gaps in the building survey due to the fact that some premises had closed down and that other shops had being expanded into the next building. ...read more.

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Iceland: Is situated within St Cuthbert's Walk. It also sells a wide range of food products but specialises in Frozen food hence the name. However it also sells electrical kitchen equipment. Tescos: The newest addition to the central business district. Tescos opened in September 2003. Tescos is a superstore and specialises in Food products, electrical products, clothing, housing items and banking. It also includes a caf�. Coop Loaf of Bread: � Pint of Milk :� Iceland Loaf of Bread: � Pint of Milk :� Tescos Loaf of Bread: � Pint of Milk :� Analysis I had predicted that "Within the central business district of Chester-le-Street, the most dominating type of shop or service will be Food and Convenience stores." In my first hypothesis I had been proved wrong as I predicted that the above. However to my surprise the most dominating type of shop in Chester-le-Street was legal and financial services. This was proved in my presentation of data where in the graph Legal and financial services reached up to 26 on the frequency side. Compared to 0a: Convenience stores: Everyday use which only reached ...read more.

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