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Old March 24th, 2012, 05:10 PM   #41
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Had always assumed the building @ 74-82 Great Lime Road had been built as a Labour Exchange - then Job Centre/Shop etc.
It was a Co-op. I remember going in as a lad.
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It was a Co-op. I remember going in as a lad.
As they say, you live and learn and that's the 'something new every day' moment
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Old April 5th, 2012, 01:46 PM   #43
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This article from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle of 3rd February 2012 - credit NCJmedia Ltd.



The matter of the demolition and redevelopment is being discussed by local residents on their web site Killingworth lake @ http://www.killingworthlake.co.uk/category/news
Planning Application is now on the North Tyneside Council Portal as:

12/00426/FUL | Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of site to provide 117no residential dwellings | Norgas House Northumbrian Way Stephenson Industrial Estate Killingworth NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 6EH
http://idoxpublicaccess.northtynesid...=M0KNBHBHDX000

Reference 12/00426/FUL
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Application Received Thu 08 Mar 2012
Address Norgas House Northumbrian Way Stephenson Industrial Estate Killingworth NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 6EH
Proposal Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of site to provide 117no residential dwellings
Status Pending Consideration
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Old April 5th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #44
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After that depressing story, some good news (perhaps) for Killingworth:

Killingworth may get back Blucher train sculpture

A STRIKING metal sculpture of a historic locomotive – pulled down in the 1990s – could get a new home on a Tyneside roundabout.

Members of Killingworth Local History Society hope to restore the 25ft-long metal artwork of Blucher Locomotive in time for the bi-centenary in 2014 of the first run of George Stephenson’s famous engine.

Known locally as The Killingworth Engine, it was placed above the entrance to the town’s pool and community building.

When that was bulldozed in 1994 to make way for a shopping development, the sculpture was taken down and chopped in half for easy storage.

Now, the society hopes to resurrect the fractured artwork, kept at Stephenson Railway Museum in North Shields, and give it pride of place at the Southgate roundabout near the town.



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Old May 2nd, 2012, 02:43 AM   #45
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There were a couple of small developements at the West edge of Longbenton that the developers tried to sell as "little Benton" and "low Gosforth" anything other than Longbenton, which had a bit of a reputation once upon a time.

Anyone remember the "Longbenton aggro boys" ?
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 08:16 AM   #46
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There were a couple of small developements at the West edge of Longbenton that the developers tried to sell as "little Benton" and "low Gosforth" anything other than Longbenton, which had a bit of a reputation once upon a time.

Anyone remember the "Longbenton aggro boys" ?

Oh yes, the infamous . . .

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Old June 11th, 2012, 01:06 PM   #47
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New Aldi store to create jobs in Forest Hall
by Sonia Sharma, Evening Chronicle, June 11th 2012



PROPOSALS have been drawn up to knock down a derelict pub in Forest Hall, North Tyneside, and replace it with an Aldi food store.

The Musketeer, on Great Lime Road, has been closed for some time and has suffered from vandalism. Aldi says the new shop, on one of the main transport routes through Forest Hall and Palmersville, would provide up to 20 jobs as well as construction work.

The proposal has been lodged with the council’s planning department.

The Forest Hall scheme, which includes 72 car parking spaces, is due to be discussed at a meeting on June 19. Officers are recommending approval. A planning report says: “This proposal will demolish the former Musketeer public house which is vacant, in a poor condition and currently detracts from the character and appearance of the surrounding area.

“This proposal will construct a new modern and contemporary building, which will enhance the character and appearance of the site and the surrounding area, on an important transport route. It will also create 20 jobs in addition to the construction jobs."


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Old June 11th, 2012, 11:20 PM   #48
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Bad idea in my opinion. Yes something must be done with the site and the former car garage site next door (not sure if that too would be part of the development) but another supermarket of some nature is not the answer. A couple of minutes down the road you have a ASDA supermarket and not all that far from there you have the Sainsbury's at Northumberland park. A couple of minutes down the road the other way you have Forest Hall with a mass of shops including again a Saiansbury's. Also not far down the same road you have Killingworth with it's own shopping centre and a Morrison's supermarket. Now lets also add that just next to this site their is two small convince stores as well.

It is a site that needs developed but it would be ideally suited for housing or residential care housing, not a supermarket.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 01:31 PM   #49
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Exhibition of modern architecture at White Swan Centre, Killingworth, to 30 June.

http://www.northernarchitecture.com/...xhibition.html
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Old June 13th, 2012, 02:28 PM   #50
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Now lets also add that just next to this site their is two small convince stores as well.
One of the stores you mention nearby is currently for sale, and the owners have had it on the market for some time with no interest. It will likely close down shortly, as the current owners wish to retire.

The other store nearby is a Newsagent, which will face limited competition as Aldi doesn't sell tobacco or newspapers/magazines.

The store will transform what is currently a total eyesore, create some local jobs, and put a decent local amenity in place.

The proposed plans are also rather well thought out and sensitive to the surrounding area.

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Old June 13th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #51
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One of the stores you mention nearby is currently for sale, and the owners have had it on the market for some time with no interest. It will likely close down shortly, as the current owners wish to retire.

The other store nearby is a Newsagent, which will face limited competition as Aldi doesn't sell tobacco or newspapers/magazines.

The store will transform what is currently a total eyesore, create some local jobs, and put a decent local amenity in place.

The proposed plans are also rather well thought out and sensitive to the surrounding area.

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Like I have said it is still within distance of other supermarkets, intact it is surrounded by them. Yes they only have two general stores (soon to be one) but they are very well saved. Everyone can't expect to have a supermarket on their doorstep, it's just not possible. You can argue that Forest Hall, and Asda's at Benton are within walking distance, maybe to a further extent Northumberland park and Killingworth are as well, if not then they are certainly well located for private and public transport.

I don't doubt that it will regenerate a current brownfield site, I just don't think a supermarket is needed and ideal for the site.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 12:53 AM   #52
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Yes But Aldi will attract value shoppers over a wide distance. For those who think Asda is the pricey option.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 12:12 PM   #53
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Talking about the 'older buildings' of Killingworth Township, here are some interesting photos of Killingworth as it used to be, from the Facebook Website . . .

Killingworth Photos and Videos
https://www.facebook.com/groups/killingworth/









Wow I've never seen those images of the deck flats in Killingworth before.

I knew there was some traditional high rises that came down 10-15 years ago but those are real beasts that make Hulme's crescents look small!

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Old August 30th, 2012, 10:26 AM   #54
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Thought it wouldn't be too long until The Musketeer on Great Lime Road bit the dust - been empty for a long while now after a period of differing managers trying to control this 'dodgy boozer'.

12/00270/FUL | Demolition of existing buildings and erection of foodstore with associated access, car parking, landscaping and servicing | The Musketeer Great Lime Road Forest Hall NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 9DH
http://idoxpublicaccess.northtynesid...=LZ6SWPBHDX000

Proposal is for an Aldi Store, suppose its makes a change from Tesco!

Looks like they are making efforts to engage with the local community, so good luck to them.
Planning permission on this one granted 29th August 2012 - http://idoxpublicaccess.northtynesid...=LZ6SWPBHDX000
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Old September 18th, 2012, 01:11 PM   #55
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Architect argues to save Killingworth landmark
by Tony Henderson, Evening Chronicle, September 18th 2012



THE DEMOLITION of a building by North East architects whose work is rated as being of international importance would be a “disaster”, it is claimed. The Tyneside practice of Peter Yates and Gordon Ryder produced mainly 1960s modernist style projects including 12 buildings, most of which were for the gas industry, in Killingworth in North Tyneside. These included the 1965 Norgas House, the award-winning and listed Engineering Research Station and Stephenson House in Killingworth as well as MEA House and studios 1 and 5 at the former Tyne Tees TV in Newcastle.

Today, North Tyneside councillors will be asked to back a bid to knock down the Ryder and Yates former award-winning Norgas Training College building in Killingworth and replace it with a 98-bed care home and 54 other homes. The former college is currently called Chan House and is used by clothing importers Chan Casuals Ltd, which is seeking smaller premises.

Architect Rutter Carroll, who lives in Gosforth in Newcastle, wrote a book three years ago on Ryder and Yates for English Heritage, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the 20th Century Society. He said: “Both I and the 20th Century Society are very concerned about the plight of the Ryder and Yates buildings in Killingworth.


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Old September 26th, 2012, 10:11 AM   #56
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West Moor warehouse to be demolished
and replaced with a new care home

by Iain Laing, The Journal, September 26th 2012


A DISUSED warehouse is set to be demolished and replaced by a new care home and housing in a £10m development which could create almost 80 new jobs. The 30,000sq ft property on the corner of Great Lime Road and Southgate in West Moor, North Tyneside, had been mainly used for storing imported clothes by the building’s owners Chan Casuals. Now the company’s 10 staff, based in the warehouse offices, will move to smaller premises elsewhere in the borough and the building will be demolished, to be replaced by a 98-bed care home and new houses.

Of the 54 new houses approved for the site, 14 have been earmarked as affordable homes. The proposals were approved by North Tyneside Council recently with the Newcastle office of national planning consultancy Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP), handling the planning application for Chan Casuals.
Michael Hepburn, associate director at NLP, said: “The delivery of new housing, affordable homes and a care home for the elderly on this site will help to meet local needs on a sustainable brownfield site, and enable a successful local business to relocate to more suitable premises elsewhere in North Tyneside.”

The site, which is on the edge of the Stephenson Industrial Estate, had been marketed since April 2009 to no avail.


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Old September 26th, 2012, 09:12 PM   #57
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I love this description of Stephenson House in the Design & Access statement for the above development
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Stephenson House, which is a quiet office block
well it would be, since it's vacant.

With this and the proposed housing development for Norgas House I wonder how long it will be before someone comes along and proposes demolishing Stephenson House for housing. It will look a little out of place sandwiched between two residential developments.
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Norgas House in Killingworth set to be demolished
by Sonia Sharma, Evening Chronicle, October 8th 2012


Norgas House is to be flattened and replaced with family homes


IT was built at the height of the swinging sixties – but since then its innovative design has fallen out of fashion. Now this vandal-hit building, which was designed by top Tyneside architects, is to be demolished. Norgas House, built in 1965, has been empty for more than five years and has suffered from criminal damage. The structure, created by Ryder and Yates, has been dubbed an eyesore.

The block in Northumbrian Way, Killingworth, was used as the HQ for the Northern Gas Board and its successor National Grid until it was sold to Prospect Ventures Ltd in early 2010. Now Prospect Ventures wants to knock it down and replace it with 117 homes. The scheme was approved by North Tyneside Council planning committee.

Mark Brooker, senior planner for Storeys Edward Symmons, the Tyneside-based agents for Prospect Ventures, said: “The building is in a dreadful condition. It has suffered vandalism and looks grim.


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I noticed as I passed today that Norgas House is up for sale if anyone has some spare cash lying around.

http://www.estatesgazette.com/proper...ar-3422203.htm
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