New science facility for Newcastle University to be built on former Brewery site

Hawkins Brown has won planning for its new £58 million urban sciences building at Newcastle University.

The 12,500sq m facility has been conceived as a ‘living laborary’ that will put the university at the forefront of urban innovation.

Equipped with a public performance space and a decision theatre for the visualisation and interpretation of urban data, the building organises a variety of teaching and research spaces around a central forum. 

The new building will be constructed on site of the former home of Scottish & Newcastle Brewery in the centre of the city.

Work on the new facility is expected to start later this year and complete in 2017/18.