Westgate House (1972-2006)


Westgate House was 12 storey office block on Westgate Road opposite Central Station. This 'Brutalist' building was completed in 1972. The building was purchased by One North East in association with the Grainger Town Project with a view to redeveloping the site. It was demolished in 2006-7 after being voted for destruction by the public in the Channel 4 television series 'Demolition'. The council did not receive a single objection to the demolition !.
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Clearing up

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Westgate Road
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Westgate Road
- Westgate Road takes its name from the West Gate of the Town Walls, one of the main entrances to Newcastle in Medieval times. It is a major road starting in the city ...
1972
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1972
- < 1971 | 1972 | 1973 > In Northern England: 1972: Opening of Beamish Museum - the first regional open-air museum in England. 1972: Westgate House built on Westgate Road, Newcastle. (An unpopular 'Brutalist' ...
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Grainger Town
- Overview About Grainger Town Grainger Town is the historic heart of Newcastle, which incorporates streets built in a neo-classical style by Richard Grainger between 1824 and 1841, including the Grainger ...

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