Chandless Estate Gateshead
The Chandless Estate was constructed between 1962 and 1963. The estate comprises of three multi storey blocks (Abbot Court , Monk Court and St Marys Court, twelve maisonette blocks and one block of bungalows. All of the properties on the estate are of a non-traditional construction with prefabricated elements
In 2010 the decision was made to demolish the entire Chandless Estate as it would have cost too much to update the Estates properties.
St Mary’s Court was the first Tower Block to be demolished, as was first to be cleared as it had struggled with long term structural issues. Demolition was carried out using Long Reach Removal.
Thompsons of Prudhoe gained the contract for demolition, and demolition commenced in early 2013.