Designed by Sir Basil Urwin Spence, the former Bank of England building, located at the bottom of Pilgrim Street next to the Swan House roundabout, has formed an easily recognisable part of Newcastle city centre’s heritage for many years now.
Demolition work on the Bank of England and Bank House buildings begun in autumn 2011 and it seemed to stop for a few months over christmas and now it seems to be back in full swing.
In their place will come a new seven-storey building designed to “put the city back on the business map”. City leaders say they want a flagship building to reverse years of decline in what they believe should be Newcastle’s central business district.
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- More information and photos on the surrounding properties that were demolished before I started taking photos can be seen here.
- Lots of older photos and information on the building can be seen at the excellent Skyscraper City website.
- East Pilgrim Street - Regeneration Opportunity Area at Newcastle City Council.
- Pilgrim Street articles at the Evening Chronicle.