A demolition date has been set for a block of flats damaged by flooding in May 2012. People living at Spencer Court in Newburn were forced to leave their homes. Block B will now be demolished. The decision follows technical investigations by engineers and negotiations.
Millfield Lane will be closed to both pedestrians and vehicles from 8am on Tuesday 14th January 2014 to allow contractors to secure the site.
The demolition work is planned for the following day and will last for two weeks.
A culvert that dramatically collapsed last year, causing a block of flats in Newburn to be pulled down, has finally been fully repaired.
The section which was originally damaged was fixed earlier this month, but now the repair of another section means it is fully operational, as Dan Ashby reports:
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Newcastle.
The assault happened in the early hours of Sunday (December 23rd) morning on Millfield Close in Newburn.
A 23-year-old man had been at a houseparty and had left to get a taxi.
He was assaulted by one man whilST waiting for a taxi in the street, and during the attack part of his ear was bitten off.
The man was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary and was later released after treatment.
Police are carrying out enquiries in the area and are appealing for witnesses.
Dunhelm Homes, the company overseeing the demolition of flats at Spencer Court, have announced that work will begin to assess the damage on the culvert underneath.
The flats at Spencer Court were demolished last week after flooding caused extreme damage to the building and the culvert underneath.
Investigations will now be carried out to assess any damage which has been caused to the culvert, and is expected to being tomorrow (November 1st).
The last remnants of the Spencer Court flats may have been removed, but the demolition company says that now the real work can begin.
Brian Manning believes that the priority is to get water moving again in the collapsed culvert that gave way during last month's heavy rainfall, and led to the flats having to be evacuated.
The last remnants of Spencer Court have been removed from the site in Newburn today (29th October).
The flats in Newcastle were left on the verge of collapse a few weeks ago after heavy rains caused a culvert to collapse, washing away the ground under the residential building.
Hundreds of residents then had to be evacuated from the flats.
Now that the building has gone the extent of the underground damage will be examined.
Work at Spencer Court in Newcastle started on Tuesday, with huge cranes tearing down the top of the building.
The top floors have now gone and work on the lower levels of the flats is taking place.
The work is expected to continue for up to two weeks.
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Demolition work has started at an apartment block in Newcastle that was damaged during last month's floods.
Spencer Court in Newburn was evacuated after a culvert collapsed and caused a landslide.
Mark Davison, from MGI Demolition, says the building will be taken down slowly over the next two weeks.
Demolition at the block of flats in Newburn near Newcastle which was undermined by a flooded culvert is now well underway.
Top floor of Spencer Court flats now largely demolished. Demolitionteams are trying to salvage what personal possessions they can as theybring the building down.