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Old January 12th, 2015, 02:20 PM   #81
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I have had a quick read through the documents for the heliport site next door and they have reduced the size of the gardens for the family homes to reduce the chance of contamination and in one paragraph surprisingly they state there are signs of contaminants leeching through the stone wall on skinnerburn road. there are loads of docs on the environment- soil contamination on the planning application, cheers

I have placed a copy of these comments also into the "Heliport Site" thread, for reference on there.
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Old January 25th, 2015, 06:51 PM   #82
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Elswick Lead Works - 2001

I was wandering through some photographs from February 2001 and came across this one which shows the former Elswick Lead Works - now know as Calders Yard.


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Old January 27th, 2015, 01:22 AM   #83
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Correct me Steve but this is all flattened now isn't it? (Apart from the Arena)

What was the work down there at the time? I'm fascinated when I drive by the pace and see the old pigeon lofts amongst what would have been heavy industrial.
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Correct me Steve but this is all flattened now isn't it? (Apart from the Arena)

What was the work down there at the time? I'm fascinated when I drive by the pace and see the old pigeon lofts amongst what would have been heavy industrial.
Indeed it is flattened with the exception of the building to the immediate bottom left which is still there - this is the one that borders Skinnerburn Road. These images taken in May 2014







The works was originally Elswick Lead Works, opened in the 18th century and it changed its name to Calder Industrial Materials in 1994 - closed in 2002.

fstopphotographs's channel on YouTube has this slide show of the above building @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob6DqXSG6QE



Another video - this one from Bradley Bolam on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA20oLHGCdU

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Old January 27th, 2015, 08:39 PM   #85
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Calders Leadworks site - pictures from 27/01/15

Following up on Steve's post with pictures from May 2014 here are some pictures of the site and surrounds (including pigeon lofts mentioned in post above) taken by myself from various locations south of the river on Tuesday 27/01/15 in period approx 1245 - 1345

















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Old July 12th, 2015, 02:50 PM   #86
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With the potential for new planning permission rules (or lack thereof) for former industrial sites hinted at this week by the government I wonder if we'll finally see some action here. We can only hope so.
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Old August 16th, 2015, 12:29 PM   #87
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Calders Yard - 15th August 2015

A view of Calders Green from under Redheugh Bridge, 15th August 2015:


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Old September 26th, 2015, 12:51 PM   #88
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Eagle Helicopters site

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This is connected with the Eagle Helicopters Newcastle City Heliport Skinnerburn Road proposal which has been discussed in this thread in the past as:
Hopefully work will commence here soon, it would be good to see something here and on Calder's Yard.

Incidentally on Calder's Yard I noticed that there is an 'all enquiries' sign that Bellway have put up, has that always been there? Does it imply that Bellway are trying to get rid?

Also is the land to the east of the Redheugh Bridge behind the station running up to the back of the new police station part of Calder's Yard? Is this also earmarked for development?
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Old September 26th, 2015, 01:04 PM   #89
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Also is the land to the east of the Redheugh Bridge behind the station running up to the back of the new police station part of Calder's Yard? Is this also earmarked for development?
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Old January 24th, 2016, 06:49 PM   #90
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Calders Leadworks site - some views of site area 24/01/16

First a screen print of Google Maps image showing the site area with Metro Arena to the north and City Heliport site to the west



Pictures by myself Sunday 24/01/16 approx 1115 except first one as viewed from top of Metro Area external stair











and as viewed from Gateshead side of the Tyne on Saturday 23/01/16 approx 1330 & 1400







See this post from "Regional Road Network" thread for recent emergency repair following part collapse of west wall to building

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Old May 2nd, 2016, 05:12 PM   #91
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Calders Industrial Materials Ltd (former Elswick Leadworks) building on Skinnerburn Rd, Newcastle in distress - pictures 02/05/16

Hearing on local radio traffic news early on Bank Holiday Monday 02/05/16 about a building problem causing closure of Skinnerburn Rd between Shot Factory Lane and Dunn St took a wander ahead of the rain and took the following pictures around 0945 showing state of the area











By debris on the road looks as if there may be some serious demolition of east end of the building shortly









Looks as if road closure to be in place for some time

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Can't see anywhere obvious that brick and stone has spalled off from. Maybe just vandals chucking it off the roof?
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Old May 4th, 2016, 01:31 PM   #93
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Always amazes me when I walk past there how many park their cars exactly where that rubble lies!
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Calders Industrial Materials Ltd (former Elswick Leadworks) building on Skinnerburn Rd, Newcastle now not in distress - pictures 04/05/16

Further to posts 91 - 93 above

Not hearing on local radio traffic news on Wednesday 04/05/16 about a closure of Skinnerburn Rd between Shot Factory Lane and Dunn St due to building problem made another visit and took the following pictures around 1130 showing state of the area

Debris cleared off the road, road barriers "removed", traffic flowing and as noted above - parked cars









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Always amazes me when I walk past there how many park their cars exactly where that rubble lies!
Makes you wonder if having seen Ken's photographs that anyone would park their vehicles underneath the derelict building, I certainly wouldn't. However as the road is now reopened and the building not fenced off you have to assume its been checked and given the all clear.
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Old May 5th, 2016, 09:26 AM   #96
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Makes you wonder if having seen Ken's photographs that anyone would park their vehicles underneath the derelict building, I certainly wouldn't. However as the road is now reopened and the building not fenced off you have to assume its been checked and given the all clear.
Desperation to park for free leads to people taking the risk.
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Old May 5th, 2016, 11:51 AM   #97
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Ken's fifth picture, posted on the second of May, shows a section of stone wall. The western edge, with the heliport sign, has a large crack, suggesting the front is slipping away. The vertical, at the east, has a slight overhang, which is a big danger sign as it should incline inward ever so slightly. The wall needs buttressing to be made safe. It may last twenty years or it might slip down with a torrential summer downpour. There's a horrible rolling noise when a wall falls, like a giant mill turning.
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Time for it to come down before it brings itself down.
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Wall at junction of Dunn St and Skinnerburn Rd, Newcastle

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Ken's fifth picture, posted on the second of May, shows a section of stone wall. The western edge, with the heliport sign, has a large crack, suggesting the front is slipping away. The vertical, at the east, has a slight overhang, which is a big danger sign as it should incline inward ever so slightly. The wall needs buttressing to be made safe. It may last twenty years or it might slip down with a torrential summer downpour. There's a horrible rolling noise when a wall falls, like a giant mill turning.
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Some further pictures taken 24/01/16 showing the wall, at junction of Dunn St and Skinnerburn Rd, walls at west end and south west corner of Newcastle Heliport site















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Can't see anywhere obvious that brick and stone has spalled off from. Maybe just vandals chucking it off the roof?
Police warn lives are being put at risk by vandals throwing rocks at moving cars in Newcastle

Cars parked on Skinnerburn Road have also been damaged by yobs throwing debris from the derelict lead works site above
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