River Tyne and The Quayside 2005 to 2009

29th October 2009

East Quayside.

3rd February 2009

East Quayside.

CWS Warehouse (Malmaison Hotel).

This is probably the oldest surviving large scale ferro concrete building in the country. It was constructed between 1897 and 1900 by T.G. Guerrite of L.G. Mouchel's firm for the Co-operative Wholesale Society (F.E.L. Harris of CWS, architect) using the Hennebique concrete system.

The building was built on a ferro-concrete raft in places up to 6 foot thick due to the marshy silt ground conditions. The ferro-concrete raft achieved the uniform speading of the load and was calculated to resist the reaction of the ground at the rate of 2.5 tons per square foot. All the external and internal columns, floors, walls and roof were also constructed in ferro-concrete. The building had eight floors. A further storey with a barrel vault roof was added in 1901.

Grade 2 Listed. Source: Sitelines.

28th November 2008

East Quayside.

The Golden Globe Monument.

The Swirle Pavilion, with its golden globe, is part folly and part sculpture. It was made by Raf Fulcher in 1998. The names around the inside are some of the cities with which Newcastle regularly traded from boats on the Quayside.

The Swirle, and the short street that runs down towards it, are named after the Swirle (or Squirrel) Burn, now hidden, which used to separate the two towns of Newcastle and Byker.

16th October 2008

Taken from the Gateshead side of the Tyne.

H.M.S. Example.

4th July 2008

East Quayside.

The Quayside from the High Level Bridge.

30th May 2008

The steps leading to St Ann's Church.

19th May 2008

30th April 2008

24th March 2008

7th March 2008

16th October 2007

East Quayside.

7th June 2006

23rd May 2006

15th February 2006

8th February 2006

24th January 2006

20th January 2006

19th January 2006

17th January 2006

16th January 2006

28th December 2005

23rd November 2005

19th November 2005

17th November 2005

9th November 2005

23rd August 2005

22nd August 2005

21st August 2005

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