This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
NZ 2464 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE GALLOWGATE 1833-/20/10003 Magnet House/ Andrews House II Offices and shops. c1930. Designed for the General Electric Company. Steel frame clad with brick and Portland stone ashlar. Modern style. Slightly curved facade, 6 storeys and 21 windows. Ground floor ashlar clad, with central vehicular access with a pair of original steel gates, inscribed M.H. and A.H.
Eitherside are entrances to upper floor offices, both with double panel doors and name plates above inscribed Magnet House and Andrews House, above overlights that to the right with built-in lantern. Above each doorway a projecting canopy with sloping bracket. Eitherside 2 shops, those to the right with original fascia board, only the coffee lounge retains its original front.
Beyond to the left: a further doorway. Above, first floor ashlar clad, with 5 central windows in a single opening with unusual fluted mullions between, and eitherside 8 slightly taller metal framed windows. The next 3 floors are clad in brick with an ashlar cornice. The second and third floor windows are linked vertically with panels between, the central 3 windows have a single ashlar fluted surround, and set between the windows are 3 Art Deco style relief panels with painted symbolic figures. Eitherside 9 windows, those at either ends slightly narrower, with alternating Art Deco style relief panels and moulded ashlar panels. Fourth floor has 3 central windows in a single opening with unusual fluted mullions between, and eitherside 9 metal framed windows, those at either ends slightly narrower. Fifth floor ashlar clad, set back behind ashlar parapet, with central windows flanked by 9 wider metal framed windows eitherside.
Listing NGR: NZ2382064577
© Mr Bob Cottrell. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Cottrell, Bob
Rights Holder: Cottrell, Bob
Ashlar, Brick, Steel, 20th Century Shop, Commercial, Office, Unassigned, Building
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