Killingworth Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 6UG
The building of Killingworth Township began in 1963, was undertaken by Northumberland County Council and was not sponsored by the Government.
In 1987 the demolition of this three-tier housing estate of the township was undertaken by the Architects’ Department of the Metropolitan Borough of North Tyneside.
Photo: Philip Wolmuth
Once the wrecking ball arrives new town can begin to look like any old town.
Following Euan Lynn’s suggestion – I went to take a look around.
From the window of the 52 bus, I saw an enchanting Telephone Exchange.
A not too distant cousin of the Hadrian Exchange in Newcastle and their pal over the Tyne in Gateshead.
It is a real delight – an exceptional spiral staircase and futuristic chamfered windows angled at each of the four corners.
Let’s take a loving look around.