Cruddas Park(Riverside Dene) Flats Demolition

Work has begun to demolish some of the 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.

26th March 2012

The Poplars.

Looking over the Tyne from Dunston.

5th April 2012

13th April 2012

23rd April 2012

29th April 2012

10th May 2012

15th May 2012

11th June 2012

22nd June 2012

22nd August 2012

Kings Meadows.

28th June 2012

12th July 2012

20th July 2012

10th August 2012

The Beeches.

24th August 2012

Kings Meadows.

The Beeches.

5th September 2012

The Willows.

Kings Meadows.

10th September 2012

Kings Meadows.

18th September 2012

The Beeches.

Kings Meadows.

26th September 2012

Kings Meadows.

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Kat said...

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

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