Killingworth Towers


Killingworth TowersKillingworth Towers were built in the early 1970's with a well-intentioned 'streets in the sky' approach with 'decks' above the roads designed to provide social space and safe walking above the traffic (similar to Newcastle's City in the Sky vision). Killingworth Towers were also built to a 'medieval castle-town' concept with the 27 blocks of public housing between 6-10 storeys high forming the 'castle walls', set in a parkland setting. The Towers were approached by a causeway across a lake like a drawbridge over a moat.[1] The Towers weren't a long-term success and were demolished in 1986-7. A hint of the medieval castle concept can still be seen in the street names in Killingworth. For example: Southgate (the drawbridge over the moat - aka Killingworth Lake), East Bailey, Citadel West, West Wynd and Northgate.
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The Killingworth Towers prior to demolition - 1986/7
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Killingworth Towers in the late 1980's
- Public domain photo by 'KillingworthWalkway', 1987

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My Auntie Louise At Killingworth Towers

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KILLINGWORTH TOWNSHIP
- "Twenty-seven deck access blocks of public housing between six and ten storeys high. Together the blocks consisted of 740 dwellings and constituted the western section of the Killingworth Township. The ...

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Killingworth Towers
- Includes photos. "In 1967, masterplanner Roy Gazzard faced with an exodus of the residents following the mine closures of North Tyneside was charged with an ambitious plan to prevent the ...

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The Killingworth Towers prior to demolition - 1986/7
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Killingworth lake
- This was killingworth lake in the 1960's. As you can tell it has dramatically changed now to what it was on this photo. Before this lake was here it ...

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Killingworth Flats Park 1970's

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