The End of City Road 

4 February 2010

It’s been many years since I personally lived in the North East so the story that demolition had begun on Tyne Tees’s old City Road studios had passed me by.

The building, home to Supergran and The Tube, was custom built by Tyne Tees in the 1950s, however was finally emptied out as ITV reduced its regional presence and moved its news operation to Gateshead.

The building remained in use, occupied by a number of small businesses, however the threat of demolition remained. And in January, the bulldozers moved in.

The sight has been captured in a number of video montages posted on to YouTube. I’d say enjoy, but it doesn’t seem quite right…

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