Cruddas Park(Riverside Dene) Flats Demolition

Work has begin last week to demolish high rise flats that have dominated Newcastle’s skyline since the 1960s. The tower blocks in Cruddas Park went up as part of T Dan Smith’s vision for a “city in the sky”.

Work to dismantle five of the housing blocks should take around nine months.

The Beeches, The Poplars, The Willows, King’s Meadows, and Haughton Court will come down as efforts to regenerate the area, now known as Riverside Dene, continue.

Read More at The Chronicle.

See my photos of the flats taken during the recent renovation of some of the blocks of flats here - Elswick - Cruddas Park(Riverside Dene) Flats

The Poplars - 26th March 2012

28th March 2012

5th April 2012

13th April 2012

23rd April 2012

29th April 2012

10th May 2012

15th May 2012

11th June 2012

22nd June 2012

That's the last photo from The Poplars.

Kings Meadows - 22nd June 2012

28th June 2012

12th July 2012

20th July 2012

10th August 2012

10th August 2012 - The Beeches

24th August 2012 - Kings Meadows

24th August 2012 - The Beeches

5th September 2012 - The Willows

5th September 2012 - Kings Meadows

10th September 2012 - Kings Meadows

18th September 2012 - The Beeches

18th September 2012 - Kings Meadows

26th September 2012 - Kings Meadows


Kat said...

The photographs are fantastic by the way but the flats directly opposite the church spire are The Willows not the Beeches

Newcastle Photos said...


Anonymous said...

could I use some of the photos to represent at a museum please .

Newcastle Photos said...

Send me an email with more details. See "mail me" top left of this site

Gab said...

are these the real killingworth towers