Practice unveils landmark student scheme opposite St James’ Park

Ian Simpson’s firm SimpsonHaugh and Partners has completed work on a 543-bed student complex opposite St James’ Park football stadium in Newcastle.

Designed for student accommodation provider Downing, the 11-storey building consists of two buildings located on Pitt Street and includes a cinema room, games room and fully equipped gym.

The scheme forms the northern gateway to Newcastle’s science central site and includes a façade which has been designed to create a new landmark for the quarter.