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Newburn building will have to be demolished

Culvert collapses under residential building in Newburn

Engineers say a block of flats in Newburn, in Newcastle, will have to be demolished after a culvert diverting water under it collapsed during the heavy rain earlier this week.

Residents attended a meeting in Newburn on Thursday Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Those living near to the damaged building were told the news at a public meeting on Thursday evening.

Many of the residents expressed anger and frustration, having attended a number of meetings since a nearby culvert collapsed three months ago.

The culvert is on land owned by Northumberland Estates. Their spokesman told the meeting that so far £1.8 million has been spent on attempted repairs.


Newburn flats will be demolished

Spencer Court flats in Newburn will have to be demolished, residents have been told at a public meeting. The block on Tyneside has been on the verge of collapse since flooding caused a landslide in a culvert beneath the building. No time frame has been given for their demolition.

Homes around the building were evacuated on Tuesday Credit: Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue


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