Derwent Tower, Dunston, Gateshead

Posted by admin on March 20, 2010
Dunston, Gateshead, NORTH EAST ENGLAND

A thirty-storey tower block with butteresses, built as public housing to a septagon plan as part of a redevelopment scheme. The block connects to the scheme with a series of ramps and walkways. Each unit in the block is designed for 2-3 people. There are 196 dwellings in total. Underground parking is also provided. The main structure is of reinforced concrete with precast concrete panels on the exterior. At the time of construction, the flats were the tallest in the North at 273 feet high. The architects for the development were Owen Luder and Brian Jones Partnership. Construction was approved by committee in 1967.

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