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Gateshead Trinity Square Multi-Storey Car Park

Designed in 1962 in the then cutting-edge Brutalist style, by the time it opened in 1969 the style was no longer fashionable. Raw concrete and angled edges towered above Gateshead, easy to spot from most points in Newcastle across the Tyne. It was featured heavily in the 1970 film 'Get Carter', by which point it was already in decline.

Designed in 1962 in the then cutting-edge Brutalist style, by the time it opened in 1969 the style was no longer fashionable. Raw concrete and angled edges towered above Gateshead, easy to spot from most points in Newcastle across the Tyne. It was featured heavily in the 1970 film ‘Get Carter’, by which point it was already in decline.

Now, after 39 years the car park is set for demolition. So you better hurry up and get there!

The angular shapes, empty shopping buildings, graffiti and decay are some of the most interesting things I’ve ever found to shoot. I’ve shot film upon film here, always finding new things to photograph. And locals don’t mind photographers hunting around: they’re practically the only people you find there now.

Unfortunately, the top 2 or 3 floors are closed (the concrete has weathered too badly and is a safety hazard) and round by most of the shops and on top of them (which was also parking space) is now sadly closed off. However, you’re still left with a wealth of options at this brilliant, ugly eyesore. Happy shooting!

written by tracekaiser

1 comment

  1. jourdanlynch

    jourdanlynch

    Haha, when I was 6-8 years old my dad owned a picture framing shop inside that.
    anyone who hung around there during the mid to late 90's remember "picture this"?

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