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ST MARY'S COURT, CHANDLESS ESTATE

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  CHANDLESS AREA REDEVELOPMENT PHASE I
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Three sixteen-storey tower blocks built as public housing in Phase I of the Chandless redevelopment area. The blocks were designed by the Gateshead Borough architect and built by Stanley Miller Limited. They consist of 384 dwellings in total. Construction was approved by committee in 1960. Stanley Miller Limited was a major builder and designer of high rise local authority housing in the north-east of England. They were pioneers of using an insitu concrete system known as MWM, (after Stanely Miller, Douglass Wise and Mouchel and partners who collaborated in working on this method). The process was formulated after studying insitu concrete construction methods in Europe.

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