List of tallest buildings and structures in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Many of the tallest buildings and structures in Newcastle can be found in the city centre

This list of the tallest buildings and structures in Newcastle upon Tyne ranks skyscrapers and structures in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, by height and doesn't include structures in neighbouring Gateshead. Only structures taller than 45 metres (148 ft) are listed below. Unlike other cities in the UK of its size, Newcastle upon Tyne doesn't have a particularly large number of highrise buildings and structures, the majority are residential tower blocks built in the mid-20th century. St Nicholas' Cathedral, which was completed in 1448 held the title of the tallest building in Newcastle for 396 years until 1844 when St Mary's Cathedral succeeded it by a matter of metres. St Mary's Cathedral also held the title of the city's tallest building for 122 years. In 1966 the first modern building to exceed the height of Newcastle's two cathedrals became the tallest building in the city. Despite this, Shieldfield House held the title for only a two-year period when construction of the 28-storey Vale House was completed in 1968. Vale House to this day remains the tallest structure of any description in the city, and there are no approved or proposed buildings that will threaten the title holders' status.[1]

Tallest buildings and structures[edit]

An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings.

Rank Name Use Image Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Year Notes
1 Vale House Residential Vale House, Newcastle upon Tyne.jpg 80 262 28 1968 [2]
2= Shieldfield House Residential Shieldfield House - geograph.org.uk - 197749.jpg 77 253 26 1966 [3]
2= Bewick Court Residential Bewick Court, Newcastle upon Tyne.jpg 77 253 21 2002 [4]
4 Cruddas Park House Mixed Cruddas Park House, Newcastle upon Tyne.jpg 75 246 23 1969 [5]
5 St Mary's Cathedral Place of Worship NewcastleRC.jpg 68 222 N/A 1844 [6]
6 St Nicholas' Cathedral Place of Worship Newcastle upon Tyne, England.jpg 62 203 N/A 1448 [7]
7 All Saints' Church Place of Worship All Saints Church, Newcastle upon Tyne - geograph.org.uk - 245218.jpg 62 202 N/A 1796 [8]
8= Cale Cross Office Cale Cross, Newcastle upon Tyne.jpg 61 200 18 2002 [9]
8= Civic Centre Government Civic Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne.jpg 61 200 12 1967 [10]
10 Tyne Bridge Bridge Quaylink Tyne Bridge.jpg 59 194 N/A 1928 [11]
11= Vallum Court Residential Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne.jpg 58 190 20 1965 [12]
11= Todds Nook Residential Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne.jpg 58 190 20 1964 [13]
11= Westgate Court Residential Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne.jpg 58 190 20 1964 [14]
14 Adelaide House Residential 55 180 19 1968 [15]
15 Forth Banks Mixed 51 167 15 2009 [16]
16 Gateshead Millennium Bridge Bridge Millenniumbridge7 640.JPG 50 165 N/A 2001 [17]
17 Claremont Tower University Claremont tower.jpg 48 157 12 1968 [18]
18 Newcastle International Airport Control Tower Control Tower Newcastle International Airport Control Tower.jpg 46 151 N/A 2006 [19]

Tallest under construction, approved and proposed[edit]

Under construction[edit]

Name Use Image Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Notes
Gallowgate Redevelopment Mixed Gallowgate Redevelopment, Newcastle upon Tyne.jpg 59 194 17 [20]

Proposed[edit]

Name Use Image Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Notes
Railway Street Building A Mixed Railway Street Building A, Newcastle upon Tyne.jpg 47 155 15 [21]

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