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Souvenirs offered from Gateshead Get Carter car park

Gateshead's 'Get Carter' car park
Image caption The car park was opened in 1969

Fans of the Gateshead car park made famous by 1970s gangster film Get Carter are being asked if they want to own a piece of the structure.

The demolition of the multi-storey at Trinity Square started in July - three years after revamp plans were announced.

Council bosses want to find out if there is a demand for commemorative pieces of concrete.

An online survey is being carried out to help gauge the demand.

The 1960s car park became a landmark on the Gateshead skyline and some film fans and enthusiasts of the Brutalist architecture hoped it would be saved.

Student village

Gateshead Council spokesman Robert Schopen said: "In the past people have asked whether it would be possible to acquire pieces of concrete from the car park.

"That's why we're asking anyone who is keen to own their very own piece to get in touch so we can see if there is enough demand."

The car park is part of a site where there are plans for a £150m redevelopment including shops, offices, a student village and supermarket.

Plans by Tesco regeneration subsidiary Spenhill will be considered later this year.

Contractors Thompsons of Pruhoe are more than half way through the demolition process.

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