Westgate House – in the media

While you’re waiting for me to sort out the last batch of Westgate House photos, here’s some reading material:

BBC report – with a nice set of links on the right of the page, where you can see how long it took to agree to knock it down.

Evening Chronicle report – with comments from John Thompson of Thompson’s of Prudhoe, who planned what has been described as Britain’s trickiest demolition job. Note – the Chronicle link may expire at some point.

One thing I learned from these reports is that 96% of the material removed from site is being recycled into new building materials. Nice to know that Westgate House will finally serve some useful purpose.

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