Bewick Court – Newcastle
Architect: Taylor Woodrow Construction
With its original concrete skin covered in plastic cladding, I’m not sure that the look of this building appeals to anyone. It is notable, however, for its position astride John Dobson Street. The tower, along with a small piazza, sit atop a concrete platform spanning the four lane road. A network of raised walkways connect the platform with several neighbouring buildings and the square behind Pearl Assurance House. This is a small part of the now faded dream of a pedestrianised city, raised on concrete above the noisy and polluted road network.