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Construction begins on a £39m Newcastle University development

Newcastle University’s newest teaching and learning facility, a new 9000m2, six-storey building which will feature a lecture theatre for 300 students, social learning spaces, seminar rooms, clinical suites, and academic and postgraduate offices, is now on site.

Due to open in January 2020, the £39m scheme will provide teaching and learning facilities for Sport and Exercise Science Exercise, Human Nutrition, the School of Psychology, along with specialist facilities for the School of Medical Education.

To mark the major milestone, a ground breaking ceremony was held on the Richardson Road site, bringing together key figures from Newcastle University, builders Clugston Construction and lawyers from Muckle LLP, who are advising on the scheme.

Clugston and the design team, led by GSS Architects, have been involved in regular engagement sessions with the University and a group of key stakeholders from the Faculty of Medical Sciences. This allowed them to understand the University’s requirements and ultimately capture their brief.