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St Lawrence's Square in Byker

St Lawrence's Square was a small estate in the south west corner of Byker which has recently been demolished.

The first photos I took of the place were in the summer of 2006 and less than half the flats were occupied.

Plans for the land include details of 97 new homes, which will be a mix of 2 bedroom flats and 3/4/5 bedroom houses, for market sale and social housing for rent (in the main to accommodate residents who have relocated from St Lawrence and wish to return to the new scheme). There will also be some affordable housing for sale. Development is expected to start on site in early 2009 to be complete in early 2011.

June 2006

St Lawrence's Square

St Lawrence's Square

St Lawrence's Square

St Lawrence's Square

St Lawrence's Square


February 2007

St Lawrence's Square

St Lawrence's Square

St Lawrence's Square

St Lawrence's Square


January 2008 - The demolished south side

St Lawrence's Square


March 2008

St Lawrence's Square

St Lawrence's Square


May 2008 - Demolition of the west side

St Lawrence's Square

St Lawrence's Square

St Lawrence's Square

St Lawrence's Square

St Lawrence's Square

St Lawrence's Square


January 2009

St Lawrence's Square

St Lawrence's Square

More information:
Supplementary Planning Document for St Lawrence Square

2 comments:

Neil Sheriff said...

still no development in St Lawrence square

ILuvNUFC said...

Don't hold your breath.
I think the authorities talk all sorts of schemes so they can knock whole estates down and nothing ever happens.