Coal mined in the area. Team Colliery worked from 1720s. Modern baths complex built in 1939. Mining ceased on this site late 1960s.
Reclamation of former pit head baths site overlooking the A1.
Gateshead Council's Art in Public Places Panel decides in principle to earmark the site of the former pit head baths overlooking the A1 in Gateshead for a future landmark sculpture.
Landscaping of site completed.
A shortlist of international artists was drawn up and candidates invited to make proposals for the site.
Sculptor Antony Gormley selected by the panel and design proposals progressed with world renowned engineering consultants, Ove Arup & Partners.
Planning permission for the project approved by Council.
Funding of £800,000 secured for the sculpture: £584,000 from the Arts Council is Lottery Fund, £150,000 from the European Regional Development Fund, £45,000 from Northern Arts, plus private sponsorship.
Fabrication contract put out to tender.
Fabrication contractors visit Gormley's studio to see the Angel models.
Fabrication company chosen - Hartlepool Fabrications Ltd on Teesside.
Delivery of first consignment of steel for fabrication to Hartlepool.
Work began on Angel of the North foundations by Thomas Armstrong (Construction) Ltd.
Fabrication of sculpture nears completion.
Angel of the North on site.