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Bring in the robots - Main construction work for Whitley Bay Spanish Dome will use remote controlled technology

Robots have been drafted in for the next phase of constructions works on Whitley Bay's Spanish City Dome.

Robertson North East in partnership with North Tyneside Council are working together to bring the iconic structure back to its former glory.

The first phase of work by spring 2018 when the Grade II listed building will be handed over to commercial operator Kymel Trading Ltd to run as a high-quality leisure, wedding and conferencing venue. The second phase will involve an internal fit out by Kymel with the aim of opening in 2018.

Robertson expects to conclude the first phase of work by spring 2018 Credit: Robertson Group

A lot of the work on the Spanish City has been done by hand to date due to the importance we have placed on conserving original fixtures.

Now that we’ve identified these details, we are in a position where we can focus on bringing in technology to perform essential works, such as abrasive blasting and remote demolition, which will be used on the main structure which in turn will allow the project team to transform the look of the building bring it back to its original appearance."

– Andrew Coleman, Robertson Project Manager