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Old March 1st, 2012, 12:04 PM   #321
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Proctor Court Multi Storey Block of Flats, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Another block of flats in the east end of Newcastle upon Tyne, located a little further south of those blocks covered in post #132 above

Pictures taken by myself on 28/02/12 ( hosted on Photobucket)

Information from http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=1172

Rochester Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE6 3DZ

Proposal date 1966

Construction start date 1967

Completion date 1968

Roof Height (AGL) 36.00m

Total Floors (O.G) 12

Flats 59

Information from TOWER BLOCK http://fields.eca.ac.uk/gis/?p=1738

A twelve-storey tower block built as public housing.

The block contains 58 dwellings. The architects for the block were Douglass Wise and Partners.

Construction was approved by committee in 1966.


Information from Pastscape http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1501261&sort=2&type=&rational=a&class1=None&period=None&county=None&district=None&parish=None&place=&recordsperpage=10&source=text&rtype=defra&rnumber=1501260#aRt

The block was commissioned by Newcastle-upon-Tyne County Borough Council.

Stanley Miller Ltd.'s tender for this contract was £217,000


Text from YHN http://www.yhn.org.uk/contact_us/community_housing_offices/the_walker_area/type_of_housing_and_estates.aspx

Proctor Court is a high rise block with a resident caretaker. These are spacious one and two bedroom flats and are very popular. Flats in this block tend to be occupied by older people although people of any age are welcome to bid for a property here.

Proctor Court is north of Walker Road and south of Wharrier Street.












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Old March 1st, 2012, 12:32 PM   #322
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Multi Storey housing blocks, Wardroper House, Hunter House & Merlay Hall at Walker area, Newcastle upon Tyne

Here are some facts about the following 3 near identical blocks of multi storey flats located in the Walker area, in east Newcastle upon Tyne together with some photographs, taken by myself 28/02/12 (hosted on Photobucket)

Location: a little further south than Proctor Court ( post #133 above) - Dovercourt Rd/Greenford Rd, Walker

Information from http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=1077

Merlay Hall (Hunter House and Wardroper House identical )

Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Completion date 1962

Roof Height (AGL) 43.00m

Total Floors (O.G) 15

Block was used for the filming of the Geordie trio's homeland in Auf Pet

Information from YHN http://www.yhn.org.uk/contact_us/community_housing_offices/the_walker_area/type_of_housing_and_estates.aspx

These flats are close to the river, south of Walker Road. A resident concierge is based in Merlay Hall with video links to the two other blocks.
Some flats have superb views of the river Tyne. The three blocks have one and two bedroom flats and are available from time to time. Laundry facilities are available in Merlay Hall.

The three multi-story blocks received internal improvements in 2008/9 as part of the Modern Homes


Wardroper House is most easterly of the 3, Merlay Hall to west, Hunter House in centre

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Looking east



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Old March 1st, 2012, 12:51 PM   #323
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St Anthony's House multi storey block of flats, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne

The last of 11 blocks in the east end of Newcastle upon Tyne that I have given information on and pictured 28/02/12 (hosted on Photobucket), this block being most southerly and most west of those covered in recent posts above

Text from YHN http://www.yhn.org.uk/contact_us/community_housing_offices/the_walker_area/type_of_housing_and_estates.aspx

St Anthony’s House is a multi-storey block which has 90 properties close to the river. Some of the flats have good views of the river. There is 24 hour concierge based in the ground floor of the block. These one and two bedroom properties are available from time to time.


Looks of similar construction ( H plan) and age of most of other blocks of Newcastle upon Tyne


Location: west of Pottery Bank, access via Caldbeck Ave

View from east








Refurbishment work in progress
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Old March 1st, 2012, 01:01 PM   #324
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East End Newcastle upon Tyne Multi Storey Flats - picture showing orientation to each other

Below is a photograph taken by myself from the Windy Nook area in Gateshead some months back, augmented by block identication numbers (picture hosted on Photobucket) to give visual representation of the 11 blocks in east end of city area

Vantage point and long lens does give visual distortion, as blocks generally north to south line up rather than picture showing west to east



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Old March 1st, 2012, 01:56 PM   #325
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Wydale, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne - new housing development

When wandering between multi storey flats ( see "High Rise of Tyneside" thread) I noticed a fairly substantial new build housing development near the junction of Fossway and Waverdale Avenue

No pictures taken by myself but on investigation it is a Miller Homes development

Site plan, photographs of house types etc available on http://www.millerhomes.co.uk/explore...ast/11345/plan

Not sure how large development is to be in total but view on Google StreetView gives some impression of houses built at time their image car on location and overall site size

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Old March 2nd, 2012, 08:29 PM   #326
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Benton Park View Re-development - The FINAL piece of the jigsaw . . .


The below site has been 95% re-developed over the last fifteen years or so.

It has changed from the top photo, through the (quite recent) bottom photo, to how it is now in 2012.

For the last few years there has only been ONE small area waiting to be developed, the small area at the 'bottom left' of the top photo, shown at the 'top right' of the bottom photo - at the Eastern end of the 'Benton Park Road' frontage.

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The original plan had this area 'sold off' to be a hotel.

It has indeed been sold off, but is now to be used for new housing.

The equivalent 'Western end of the Benton Park Road frontage' was also sold off a while ago, and the new housing built there (five years ago) is called "The Ministry".

So, the Eastern end is seemingly being called "Ministry 2", at this stage!

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Old March 2nd, 2012, 10:20 PM   #327
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If you're out and about taking photos, could anyone grab one or two of the new apartment buildings next to the old Victoria Library on Heaton Park View..?
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 11:31 PM   #328
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...and get the lovely restored stone work lettering of "Victoria Library" it's rather beautiful.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 06:37 PM   #329
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Yup, there's a beautiful shot of it up one of the pedestrian terraces in front of it.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 05:12 PM   #331
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Great set of shots Chris but to me this cladding 'bolt on' takes so much away from the extension to the building
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to me this cladding 'bolt on' takes so much away from the extension to the building
Can't argue with you there Steve. The cladding detracts from an otherwise decent looking development.

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Old March 22nd, 2012, 07:33 PM   #333
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Locals pull together to clean up Byker Wall Estate
by Sarah Scott, Evening Chronicle, March 22nd 2012



ARMED with bin liners and litter pickers, residents of this Newcastle estate made it their mission to clean up their community. With the help of their local community, support officers and staff from Your Homes Newcastle (YHN), residents from the Byker Wall Estate got stuck in with one of the first community clean-ups in the area.

Hurling old furniture which had been lying in gardens into the skip, residents took charge of their backyards. The clean-up events have been taking place across Byker to help tackle environmental issues in the area.

Residents were delighted to be given the chance to spruce up their streets. Sheryl Thompson, 54, took part with Alan, her husband of 22 years. “It is a smashing idea. It stops it all from ending up in the streets. We used to have a skip on the last Thursday of the month, but that has not been going for a few years now. We are just getting rid of garden rubbish.”


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hello, I´m from Argentina and I´m studing Architectural carrer in the UBA (Universidad de Buenos Aires)

I´m working in an investigation work about Byker wall in Newcastle (Ralph Erskine) and I need some graphics information (Floor plans and cuts ) about this project

Where can I get this?

Thanks all of you for any information!
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hello, I´m from Argentina and I´m studing Architectural carrer in the UBA (Universidad de Buenos Aires)

I´m working in an investigation work about Byker wall in Newcastle (Ralph Erskine) and I need some graphics information (Floor plans and cuts ) about this project

Where can I get this?

Thanks all of you for any information!
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From a quick look at Google - try this

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Several photographs from the RIBA British Architectural Library are included in the exhibition, but more photographs and drawings of the buildings and landscape of the North East can be viewed online through RIBApix.

The Library also holds survey drawings for the site of Peterlee by Tecton, and design drawings by Ralph Erskines Arkitektkontor AB for the Byker housing scheme. Use the Library’s online catalogue to find out what else is held in the extensive collections of the RIBA.

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Thanks for getting those shots Monkchester!
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A before photograph taken in 2003 by way of comparison and a little history - Heaton Library, also known as The Victoria Library, now converted from a library to living accommodation and offices.
Built by Alderman W S Stephenson to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. It was opened as the ‘Victoria Free Library’ by Earl Grey on October 16th 1898 and was a gift to the people of Newcastle. Stephenson had also opened the Stephenson Library in Elswick which was also gifted to the City.
Designed by J W Dyson of Newcastle

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It's better looking than the old extension to the library at least! It's just a pity the council insisted on the brick section copying the three-bay approach of the library. It just looks like a mini-me when it should have been an interesting little block in it's own right.

Still, it could have been worse!
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A before photograph taken in 2003 by way of comparison and a little history - Heaton Library, also known as The Victoria Library, now converted from a library to living accommodation and offices.
Built by Alderman W S Stephenson to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. It was opened as the ‘Victoria Free Library’ by Earl Grey on October 16th 1898 and was a gift to the people of Newcastle. Stephenson had also opened the Stephenson Library in Elswick which was also gifted to the City.
Designed by J W Dyson of Newcastle

Stephenson also funded the Walker Library, which judging by the similarity in appearance was probably also designed by Dyson.
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Stephenson also funded the Walker Library, which judging by the similarity in appearance was probably also designed by Dyson.
As you say Anger, very similar.





Extract from The Evening Chronicle
October 7th. 1908

"The new Free Library presented by Sir William Haswell Stephenson to Newcastle for the use of Walker residents, and to be known as the 'Lady Stephenson' Library.
Sir William presented the Elswick and Heaton Libraries to the City.
The opening ceremony will be performed by Mr. Walter Runciman, M.P., president of the Board of Education this morning."

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