Newcastle United FC : New Stadium Plans.
No. 2 - The 1972 Proposals . . .
NB - Part 1, 1997, can be seen HERE : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=53090947&postcount=218
and also HERE : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=53470089&postcount=272
In 1972 we were presented with a detailed and comprehensive set of proposals to demolish the entire ground, and rebuild a 'uniform stand' (seats upstairs with standing in front) all the way around the ground.
Effectively, what was being proposed in 1972, was to build (what became the following year) the new East Stand all the way around St James Park, looking the same architecturally from outside as well as in, with some possible differences in the 'West Stand' area.
Here is the full set of "as it might have been" proposals, from 1972 . . .
Then, when we all assembled for the start of the 72/73 season on 12th August 1972, this was the front cover of our "new style" Match Programme . .
Inside the programme, the state of play with the development was explained . .
AS history shows, it was only the 'East Stand' of these proposals, that was ever built, and it didn't even cover the full length of the old Popular Side.
The rest of these proposals were quietly dropped, which was later said to be because of lack of money.
Great post NH .. really interesting read.
Incidentally, do you have the full program from the Wolves game in 1972? be interested to see the squad line up etc kay:
I think Joe Harvey was the manager back then with Bobby Moncur, Viv Busby etc , possibly even Malcolm Macdonald in the squad.
Another one for the 'scrapbook':
Proposal in 2003 for a new bridge over the A167 designed by Wilkinson Eyre. The whole plans would 'incorporate on hectare of landscaped garden with research and educational facilities located at either side of the A167 linked by a unique green bridge' 'The concrete, soil filled bridge would span 50m and have a lightweight glazed shell, with a humid tropical zone at the heart of the building with arid zones either side. The 12m high glasshouse would include walkways through the exibits'
Any ideas what happened to this one?
I agree.This topic (the proposed "Botanic Bridge" over Claremont Road) is a "Newcastle as it might have been" thread topic, don't you think?
:eek2: Talk about big changes. Something tells me if that had went ahead, the Ouseburn would be a St Peters Basin style marine development by now.I've been rummaging around the Tyne and wear archives and came across the following proposal for new docks in the Ouseburn. The Victorians didn't do things half-heartedly did they...
I've been rummaging around the Tyne and wear archives and came across the following proposal for new docks in the Ouseburn. The Victorians didn't do things half-heartedly did they...
(I've got some higher-res images which allow you to zoom in to the plan to read it in detail, but I'm not sure how to post them :s - any advice? )
and there'd be shipping up to Warwick Street! (a dock instead of the City Stadium - probs better used than since its infilling)Talk about big changes. Something tells me if that had went ahead, the Ouseburn would be a St Peters Basin style marine development by now.