Newburn building demolition to start next week

Building damaged in Newburn when a culvert collapsed

Work to dismantle the building in Newcastle which was left on the brink of collapse when a culvert collapsed in heavy rain is due to start on Tuesday 23 October.

Insurers have given the go ahead to start demolition work the at Spencer Court in Newburn, which is expected to take two weeks.

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Newburn landslide

Fifty homes had to be evacuated on the Mill Vale Estate in Newburn after a landslide washed away the foundations of a block of flats - leaving it on the point of collapse.