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Derwent Tower Also known as Dunston Rocket

 

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  • The tower is facing a threat of demolition in 2007 from the local authority, something that has been criticised by the building's original architect Owen Luder. Luder argues that "it staggers me that at a time when we need affordable housing, officials seriously consider pulling down a perfectly good block of flats. My instinct is that there's no case for knocking it down"

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Architect
Owen Luder Associates
Main Contractor
G. M. Pearson

Reference Data

Reference No.
3465
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
28-08-2014
 

Building Location

Address
Ellison Road, Gateshead. NE11 9DF
Council
Gateshead Council
County
Tyne and Wear
Region
North East
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Demolished
Proposal date
1967
Construction start date
1970
Completion date
1972
Demolition Date
2012
Style
Brutalist

Roof Height (AGL)
85.00

Total Floors (O.G)
29

Market Data

Primary Use
Residential

Flats
196

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