A few photos taken in Newgate Street Shopping Centre which I remember hearing a while back that it was to be demolished and replaced by a new Swallow Hotel. A quick Google finds this article...
A Multi-Million pound scheme to replace an eyesore shopping centre has been given the green light.
Newgate Street in Newcastle is set for an £100m revamp which will see the 1960s shopping centre demolished and replaced with new shops, offices and three hotels.
A total of 1,200 jobs look set to be created by the scheme, which was given planning permission by city councillors. More - The Journal - June 5th 2010
Don't hold your breath...
Edit: Demolition has begun 6 years after plans were first revealed.
Newgate Shopping Centre - 1970 photograph
Newgate Shopping Centre - 1996 photograph