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Clugston begins work on £39m Newcastle Uni development

The six-storey learning and teaching facility will open at the beginning of 2020

Posted by Julian Owen | September 18, 2018 | Bricks & mortar

Clugston Construction has been given the go-ahead to start construction on a new state-of-the-art learning and teaching centre for Newcastle University.

Due to open in January 2020, the £39m scheme will provide teaching and learning facilities for sport and exercise science, human nutrition, the School of Psychology, and specialist facilities for the School of Medical Education.

Located at the Richardson Road site in Newcastle, the 9000m2, six-storey building will feature a lecture theatre for 300 students, social learning spaces, seminar rooms, clinical suites, and academic and postgraduate offices.

"The collaborative approach adopted by the University has enabled all parties to contribute to developing the state-of-the-art facility."

Procured through the North East Universities Major Capital Projects Framework, the scheme will be delivered by Clugston and a design team led by GSS Architects. Both have been involved in regular engagement sessions with the University and a group of key stakeholders from the Faculty of Medical Sciences from the outset.

Situated alongside the recently completed Park View Student Village on Richardson Road, the new facility represents the last phase of the development of the site, with a new sports centre currently under construction.

Rod Fry, construction director at Clugston Construction, said: “We are delighted to be working with Newcastle University to deliver such an innovative project. The collaborative approach adopted by the University has enabled all parties to contribute to developing the state-of-the-art facility. Over the coming weeks, we will be engaging with our suppliers to deliver what we know will be a valuable resource for the University, its staff and students.”

 

 

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