Pets Corner Regeneration

Newcastle City Council are planning to spend a considerable amount of money on the Ouseburn Parks in the next couple of years. One of the projects is the regeneration of Pets Corner in Jesmond Dene and the nearby Millfield House which used to contain the cafe and a visitor centre.

Demolition has begun on the cafe and Pets Corner is now closed for a year. I will use this page to bring regular photos of happenings in the area.

You can view photos of Pets Corner and Millfield House before demolition on this page here Pets Corner.

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18th March 2010

A new path being created in the adjoining Colmans Field which I believe will lead to a new footbridge being built over the river just underneath Armstrong Bridge. I think the idea is that creating a new entrance on foot from the parking spaces underneath Armstrong Bridge will reduce the traffic in the Dene. That still leaves the traffic for the restaurant though going through the Dene which causes a lot more bother than traffic from families on a day out who tend to take a bit more care when driving through.





23rd March 2010

Some more pictures from the site of the new path and the area where the new footbridge will be built.




















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4th July 2010


The visitor centre was scheduled to be completed in June 2010 so it's running a little behind and the construction of the new bridge over the river has begun.



















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5th January 2011


Pets Corner seems just about done now and the adjoining Colmans Field is now open to the public again.










21st January 2011

A few more photos of Colmans Field








2nd March 2011
Pets Corner has now re-opened to the public and more animals are due to arrive shortly. I will grab a few more photos when it is less busy than it was the day I visited.







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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a pity - I really liked the old building when living in Jesmond.

ILuvNUFC said...

Most of the building will remain. Just the cafe part is being demolished.

Anonymous said...

No surprise here: yet another staggeringly unimaginative use of lots of money. Bad enough the existing cafe building was not adaptively reused, worse still, the courtyard and its enclosing wall have been destroyed as well.

Anonymous said...

Daft question really, but what has happend to the pet cemetry, my rabbit was buried there and if he has been dug up i will be asking for compensation for it. xx

ILuvNUFC said...

It's still there, just fenced off at the moment.
If you look in the bottom right of the last photo from 20th May you can see the surrounding fence.

Anonymous said...

Typical,some people just aren't content unless their complaining about sumthing! Just pathetic.....

Alista said...

We visited in January 2012. Shocked by the number of rats running around in daylight, in and out of the animal enclosure areas. They are almost the size of the rabbits who are confined in horrible tiny plots at the mercy of the marauding rats. (One rabbit even locked out of it's hutch).
Something must be done about this !

ILuvNUFC said...

Aye, there is always plenty of rats around by the river.
If you wish to complain then see this webpage http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/leisure-libraries-and-tourism/parks-and-countryside