Newcastle City Library: Work has started

As part of yesterday’s lunchtime walk, I had a quick stroll around the Newcastle City Library site, and took some more pictures. They haven’t quite finished putting up the scaffolding, but there is a large white sheet covering most of the New Bridge Street elevation. But even though what would normally be the preparation hasn’t finished, work has already begun on taking down the building. It’s a bit hard to see what’s going on, but it seems the roof structure is being stripped out and the rubble is being dumped down that wooden chute, where a digger is being used to load it into waiting trucks.

It’s interesting to see the contrast between this job and Westgate House. Here, they’ve been able to close a footpath and narrow a road, which must make things a lot easier. I’ll be checking on the progress of the job fairly regularly from now.