Apollo Pavilion construction (1969)
The designs for the Pavilion are given final approval and construction commences. A second dogleg staircase is added to the original design concept to enable the pavilion to function as a pedestrian bridge.
Apollo Pavilion completed (1970)
Construction is completed and the Pavilion is opened to the public.
The Pavilion opens without a formal civic ceremony. Peterlee Development Corporation also ignores Victor Pasmore’s wishes to name the structure the Apollo Pavilion in reference to the Apollo space missions – it becomes known instead as Pasmore’s Pavilion.
Assets transferred (1978)
Campaign for demolition (1981)
Local Authority takes action (1985)
Attempt grade II listing (1998)
Residents group formed (2002)
Feasibility study (2005)
Restoration grant (2008)
Apollo Pavilion repairs (2009)
County Durham pavilion awarded Grade II-listed status
In December 2011 English Heritage gave the pavilion a Grade-II* listing.