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Newcastle Science Central

Newcastle Science Central

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Newcastle Science Central is North East England’s landmark location for science, business, living, and leisure. Spanning 24 acres of city-centre development land, it is designed to support a thriving community, rewarding jobs, and ground-breaking scientific advances. As one of the biggest urban regeneration projects of its kind in the UK, it is connecting and restoring previously run-down areas in Newcastle upon Tyne and creating a new urban quarter in the city centre.

Combining cutting- edge architecture with new public spaces, world-renowned scientific expertise, and leading-edge companies, it offers an innovation community for investors, businesses, entrepreneurs, students, scientists, and citizens. 

A long-term partnership between Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University, Newcastle Science Central secured one of the biggest deals seen in the city when the partnership secured Legal & General Capital as a long-term investment partner in June 2016. Legal & General have initially invested £65m, which will accelerate completion of two further buildings offering 20,000m2 of Grade A office space, expected to create around 2,000 jobs, and will help unlock further investment in commercial and residential plots.

The first of these is due to open in 2019. These two office buildings, along with The Core, a 27,000 sq ft space for start-ups and SMEs, will form the gateway to Science Central.

The Core

Newcastle Science Central’s landmark building, The Core, opened in November 2014, with The Key following in February 2016 providing the first research labs on-site for Newcastle University.

Located within The Core, the Cloud Innovation Centre allows businesses to develop partnerships with researchers from Newcastle University to maximise the opportunities of cloud technologies and big data analytics and test ideas.

Urban Sciences building

Opening in autumn 2017, the building will create a new home for Newcastle University’s Institute for Sustainability and The School of Computing Science.

The building will house a number of ground-breaking projects including: a unique £2m grid-connected energy storage test bed in collaboration with Siemens; the Urban Observatory, which will collect a diverse set of data from across the city of Newcastle (measuring air quality, light, sound, and temperature); and the Decision Theatre, a facility that enables advanced data visualisation so that policy makers and other stakeholders can plan and operate cities sustainably.

National innovation Centres 

Also housed within the Urban Sciences Building will be the National Centre for Energy Systems and Integration. The £20m centre is crucial to improving energy efficiency, driving down customer bills, and reducing carbon emissions. A partnership between Newcastle University and Siemens, their aim is to understand how they can optimise the energy network and inform future government policy.

The National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) aims to facilitate the commercialisation of key products, services and technologies that increase and enhance healthy life years. Matching the needs and demands of an ageing population with world-leading science, technology, and design. Alongside this, the National Innovation Centre for Data will create a unique facility bringing together industry, researchers, and students in practical engagements which enable industry to unleash the potential for innovation offered by the growth in digital data. It will host communities around specific technology, applications, or industry challenges, working together to identify opportunities and solutions.

Newcastle Laboratory

Newcastle LaboratoryNewcastle Laboratory will provide over 70,000 sq ft of specialist facilities for the flourishing life sciences and healthcare sector in the region, offering high-quality incubation and grow-on space to meet the needs of innovative businesses. A unique eco-system of associated services will also be provided through a bespoke business acceleration service, including ready access to expert advice   and industry knowledge to help tenants  innovate and grow, and to use insight-led research to support the commercialisation of products and services.

Newcastle Laboratory is being funded by Newcastle City Council, North East LEP as part of the North East Growth Deal (Local Growth Fund) from Government, as well as European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The state-of-the-art building is due to open in August 2018.

Learning and Teaching Centre

Plans by Newcastle University for a new £29m learning and Teaching Centre are progressing apace. The building’s sweeping curve has been designed to visually connect two public spaces adjacent to the project and sit within the Science Central masterplan. This curve is formed of a “Learning Arc” that is positioned around the triangular form of a flexible auditorium. Due to open in September 2019, the Centre will feature state-of-the art learning facilities for up to 2,200 students across three floors, plus exhibition space, café, and expansive social learning spaces.

Contact

The Core
Bath Lane
Science Central
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 5TF

Contact:   michelle.duggan@newcastle.ac.uk
Job title:   Partnership Manager
Tel:   0191 208 4924
Email:   michelle.duggan@newcastle.ac.uk
 
Website:   www.newcastlesciencecentral.com

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Properties

The Core - Newcastle Science Central

The Core offers over 29.00 sq ft of flexible, shared and virtual office space for science, Digital and Innovative Businesses.

The Core is the place for collaboration, where people and businesses come together to share skills and knowledge, generate ideas and make futures. With free access to informal communal spaces throughout the building and a varied events and social programme, The Core offers a relaxed an open working environment.

For more information about The Core follow the link.

Located within The Core, the Cloud Innovation Centre allows businesses to develop partnerships with researchers from Newcastle University to maximise the opportunities of cloud technologies and big data analytics and test ideas.

Newcastle Laboratory - Newcastle Science Central

Newcastle Laboratory will provide over 70,000 sq ft of specialist facilities for the flourishing life sciences and healthcare sector in the region, offering high quality, incubation and grow-on space to meet the needs of innovative businesses in this sector.

A unique eco-system of associated services will also be provided through a bespoke business acceleration service, including ready access to expert advice and industry knowledge to help tenants innovate and grow, and to use insight-led research to support the commercialisation of products and services.

The state-of-the-art building has been developed by a design team led by Aura alongside award-winning architects Ryder, who have been supported by leading industry specialists including CAM-SCI, to ensure the building meets the needs of the healthcare and life sciences sector.

For more information follow the link

Urban Sciences Building - Newcastle Science Central

Opening in autumn 2017 the building will create a new home for Newcastle University’s Institute for Sustainability and The School of Computing Science.

The Urban Sciences Building will house a number of ground breaking projects including the creation of a unique £2m grid-connected energy storage test bed in collaboration with Siemens, the Urban Observatory which will collect a diverse set of data from across the city of Newcastle (measuring air quality, light, sound and temperature), and the Decision Theatre – a facility that enables advanced data visualisation so that policy makers and other stakeholders can plan and operate cities sustainably.

Also housed within the Urban Sciences Building will be the National Centre for Energy Systems and Integration. The £20m centre is crucial to improving energy efficiency, driving down customer bills and reducing carbon emissions. A partnership between Newcastle University and Siemens, their aim is to understand how they can optimise the energy network and inform future government policy.

The Key - Newcastle Science Central

The key uses similar technology to that developed for the London 2012 Olympic stadium. The revolutionary lightweight fabric structure is built on the same principles as a soap bubble and is the first fabric structure to be used as a heated work space.

The key, currently home to Newcastle University’s institute for sustainability, is a living laboratory with sustainability at its core. Energy usage, acoustics and other aspects of the building use are closely monitored to improve functionality and uses innovative digital technologies to inform future city planning.

 

The key also offers a unique events space – perfect for business and industry leaders, policy-makers.

For more information about The Key follow the link.

Teaching and Learning Center - Newcastle Science Central

The learning and teaching centre, due to open autumn 2019, will seat 750 people in the auditorium and 200 people in a collaborative lecture theatre on the ground floor. 

Prospective designs see the floor plan arranged in the form of a shell where the flexible auditorium space can be reconfigured to create a range of lecture theatres of different sizes.

 

Following the perimeter of the curve of the ‘shell’ on the ground floor will be an exhibition space and cafe. The building will be connected to the future urban sciences building by a link bridge.

For more information about the Leanting and Teaching Centre follow the link.