Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Unsightly Tower Block Set to Be Demolished

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Unsightly Tower Block Set to Be Demolished

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A SIXTIES tower block near the best of the Tyne riverside's historic and modern landmarks is set to be demolished by the end of the summer.

The 13-storey Tyne Bridge Tower on the Gateshead riverbank is near the Sage and the medieval St Mary's Church buildings.

One North East, which bought the tower for more than pounds 4m from UK Land Estates, has submitted a planning application to demolish the building and its walkway link to the Tyne Bridge.

The demolition is expected to clear the way for improved links between the regenerated Gateshead riverside and the town centre.

Gateshead Council development control manager Andrew Hickie said: "Whilst our planning officers will fully assess these proposals as they would with any such application, we have felt for some time that the removal of Tyne Bridge Tower will have a positive impact on the listed Tyne Bridge and the Bridges Conservation Area around it and this has formed the basis of positive pre application discussions. …

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