Tyne and Wear HER(12899): Newcastle, Westgate Road, Westgate House/Norwich Union House - Details
Newcastle, Westgate Road, Westgate House/Norwich Union House
Described by Grace McCombie (1992) as 'unspeakably ugly and intrusive'. 1965-71 by Cartwright Woolatt & Partners. Norwich Union House was designed, according to a contemporary account, 'to fit into the stone character of this part of the City'. Westgate House straddled Westgate Road on pilotis, in order to 'give a sense of enclosure'. Westgate House has been demolished.
Nikolaus Pevsner and Ian Richmond, 1992, The Buildings of England - Northumberland (second edition revised by John Grundy, Grace McCombie, Peter Ryder and Humphrey Welfare), page 491; Grace McCombie, 2009, Newcastle and Gateshead, pages 39, 114 and 143