Tyne and Wear HER(16104): Dunston, Ravensworth Road Estate - Details
Dunston, Ravensworth Road Estate
Ravensworth Road Estate was built between 1969 and 1973 by the Owen Luder Partnership for Whickham Urban District Council. The estate consisted of low-medium rise blocks of flats, maisonettes, and some houses, with a single high-rise 'point block', the 29 storey late 'Brutalist' style Derwent Tower (HER9757).The estate was altered in 1985 as part of the DoE's Estate Action initiative. Further upgrades were made during the 1980s and 90s. By 1990 the estate had been reduced to half of its original size.The surviving buildings of the estate were recorded in 2010 ahead of demolition.
Northern Counties Archaeological Services, 2010, Ravensworth Road Estate, Gateshead, Historic Buildings Recording