Redundant buildings demolished to aid town improvement scheme
July 17, 2018
Demolition work is due to start this week on the redundant buildings near Manor Walks Shopping
Centre in Cramlington.
The old Library and Police Station buildings are owned by Arch, The Northumberland Development Company.
MGL Demolition Ltd has been appointed by Arch to undertake the demolition of the buildings which are on
Forum Way. The works are scheduled to start on Monday 16th July and take sixteen weeks to complete.
MGL will work closely with Manor Walks and other partner organisations in the area to ensure that any
disruption is kept to a minimal. The cleared sites will be securely fenced when the work is complete.
Based in the heart of Cramlington, Manor Walks draws in more than 10 million visitors a year to its mix of
food, fashion and leisure retailers which include the Vue cinema multiplex and national retailers such as
names including Next, New Look, M&S,Boots, and Nandos.
Arch and its successor company Advance Northumberland will progress plans to attract even more
customers and retailers to the centre and the site clearance will make the site ready for potential future
Cllr Richard Wearmouth, Chair of Arch said: “We want Manor Walks to be a success story, and are
developing plans that will see investment in a way that truly reflects its growth potential and demand.
“We want people to visit more often, stay longer and enjoy both its shopping and entertainment offer.
“The new board of the regeneration company has invested in examining the potential for expansion of the
site, including the possibility of additional units, and has already addressed key issues such as parking –
providing additional car parking spaces over the last Christmas period.
“The demolition of redundant buildings is the next step in enabling future improvements at the centre.”
Mark Swinburn, County Councillor for Cramlington Village, said: “I am very pleased that work is going to
get underway on demolition of these redundant buildings. Clearing the site makes sense and will make it
ready for the future and shows that we will be able to respond to the longstanding concerns raised over
parking problems in the town centre.