daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy (aug.2, 2013) | DMCA policy | flipboard magazine

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > European Forums > UK & Ireland Architecture Forums > Projects and Construction > North East England > Newcastle Metro Area

Newcastle Metro Area For Newcastle, N Tyneside, Gateshead, S Tyneside, South Northumberland

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 11th, 2018, 01:37 PM   #461
Newcastle Historian
Moderator and Archivist
 
Newcastle Historian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Posts: 20,577
Likes (Received): 1657

Bus Shelters of the current day - Contrasted with the recent past . . .


Seeing a recent photo on the forum of a typical example of what 'Bus Shelters' look like today, got me thinking about how they used to look like for most of my life.

Prior to the 'Adshel' type bus shelters, when more attractive, more substantial shelters suddenly appeared, many of our bus shelters looked like this . . .



The above was always the 'type' of metal construction and design that our shelters were made of. They were quite infrequently maintained (painted, etc) and were often in a damaged state, with windows missing, and they were nearly always virtually covered in Graffiti, either painted on or (in many cases) 'scratched' on.

Some were in a better condition than the one in the above photo, but some were in an even worse condition. They were all, though, pretty awful blots on the landscape and certainly did not add to the quality of our urban environment.

Then, some 20 years ago (?) the mentioned 'Adshel' types started to appear, with part of the contract for the 'advertisement boards' built into each shelter, being that the company getting the income from the adverts would pay to maintain these far better quality structures, to a good standard.

They were MUCH better quality shelters, better maintained, from Day One, and they have even been further improved since they were first introduced. They are certainly VASTLY better than the ones (above) that I grew up with.

As illustrated here . . .



If these current shelters are the ones that you consider to be 'the norm' and you are young enough to have never experienced a lifetime of Bus Shelters like the top one . . . then you are lucky indeed !!

.

Last edited by Newcastle Historian; January 12th, 2018 at 02:46 AM.
Newcastle Historian no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 12th, 2018, 01:41 PM   #462
Steve Ellwood
Moderator
 
Steve Ellwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne/Whitley Bay
Posts: 37,987
Likes (Received): 4112

Pavement Outside Of 15 Clayton Street

2018/0034/01/DET | Erection of freestanding InLink phone and wifi communications structure incorporating two digital LED screens | Pavement Outside Of 15 Clayton Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5PF
Reference 2018/0034/01/DET
Alternative Reference PP-06628424
Application Received Wed 27 Dec 2017
Application Validated Thu 11 Jan 2018
Address Pavement Outside Of 15 Clayton Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5PF
Proposal Erection of freestanding InLink phone and wifi communications structure incorporating two digital LED screens
Status Registered
https://publicaccessapplications.new...=P1M7TXBSHDQ00


2018/0035/01/ADV | Display of 2 No. internally illuminated digital display screens | Pavement Outside Of 15 Clayton Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5PF

Reference 2018/0035/01/ADV
Alternative Reference PP-06628424
Application Received Wed 27 Dec 2017
Application Validated Thu 11 Jan 2018
Address Pavement Outside Of 15 Clayton Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5PF
Proposal Display of 2 No. internally illuminated digital display screens
Status Registered
https://publicaccessapplications.new...=P1M7TZBSHDR00

From the planning documents:


Image hosted on https://www.flickr.com/photos/steve-ellwood/

Cc Clayton Street - Developments
__________________
Regards

Steve Ellwood
www.steve-ellwood.org.uk

Bylina liked this post

Last edited by Steve Ellwood; January 12th, 2018 at 02:04 PM. Reason: Added further PA
Steve Ellwood no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2018, 08:39 PM   #463
Steve Ellwood
Moderator
 
Steve Ellwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne/Whitley Bay
Posts: 37,987
Likes (Received): 4112

99-105 Northumberland Street



Looking at the planning application validation pre Christmas there are quite a few of these proposals throughout the City.

2017/1948/01/DET | Erection of freestanding InLink phone and wifi communications structure incorporating two digital LED screens | Pavement Outside 99-105 Northumberland Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7DG
Reference 2017/1948/01/DET
Alternative Reference PP-06622372
Application Received Wed 27 Dec 2017
Application Validated Wed 27 Dec 2017
Address Pavement Outside 99-105 Northumberland Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7DG
Proposal Erection of freestanding InLink phone and wifi communications structure incorporating two digital LED screens
Status Registered
https://publicaccessapplications.new...=P1M7M8BSH9J00
__________________
Regards

Steve Ellwood
www.steve-ellwood.org.uk
Steve Ellwood no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 18th, 2018, 09:30 AM   #464
Ken O'Heed
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 13,214
Likes (Received): 2487

Installation of InLink Units and Display of 2895.6mm high digital LED display screens, (one on each side of InLink Unit) and the removal of existing telephone kiosk around Gateshead Town Centre - Planning Applications



Also the same in centre of Gateshead

See http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2963 about several planning applications

KEN
Ken O'Heed no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 18th, 2018, 10:59 AM   #465
Steve Ellwood
Moderator
 
Steve Ellwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne/Whitley Bay
Posts: 37,987
Likes (Received): 4112

55 Degrees North

I wonder if this is an additional LED screen or changes to the one curren tly in place?

2018/0062/01/ADV | Display of digital advertising screen | 55 Degrees North Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne
Reference 2018/0062/01/ADV
Alternative Reference Not Available
Application Received Thu 07 Dec 2017
Application Validated Tue 16 Jan 2018
Address 55 Degrees North Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne
Proposal Display of digital advertising screen
Status Registered
https://publicaccessapplications.new...=P0SUIDBS0DV00
__________________
Regards

Steve Ellwood
www.steve-ellwood.org.uk
Steve Ellwood no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 18th, 2018, 11:14 AM   #466
paddytoonleics
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Posts: 980
Likes (Received): 134

I *think* it's the grey 'mesh' panel wall, facing Mosley Street.

There's currently a grotty Metro Radio banner on there, and I think this is quite an apt location for a screen, personally.
paddytoonleics no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 18th, 2018, 12:00 PM   #467
Steve Ellwood
Moderator
 
Steve Ellwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne/Whitley Bay
Posts: 37,987
Likes (Received): 4112

55 Degrees North

Quote:
Originally Posted by paddytoonleics View Post
I *think* it's the grey 'mesh' panel wall, facing Mosley Street.

There's currently a grotty Metro Radio banner on there, and I think this is quite an apt location for a screen, personally.
This panel I suppose?:


Image hosted on https://www.flickr.com/photos/steve-ellwood/
__________________
Regards

Steve Ellwood
www.steve-ellwood.org.uk
Steve Ellwood no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fountains, newcastle, paving, pedestrianisation, public realm, public squares, signage, street signs, streetscape

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:40 AM. • styleid: 14


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium