Elswick Leisure Park, Elswick Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: the swimming pool

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RIBApix ref no RIBA110323
Architect/DesignerNapper Collerton Partnership
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
CityNewcastle-upon-Tyne
Subject Date1981
Image Date1981
ViewExterior
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceMC J 220681
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Martin Charles / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Elswick Park was orignally the grounds of the Georgian Elswick Hall. Donated to the city in 1881 it served the recreational needs of west Newcastle up till the late 1970s when owing to the deterioration of the area, the City embarked on a regeneration programme. This included the demolition of the old Elslwick Hall with the provision of a new swimming pool on the site and the building of a new pavilion to serve outdoor sporting activities in the park and to act as a community centre for the neighbourhood.

Subject tags

swimming pools, recreation buildings