B&K to start £70m Newcastle Uni engineering hub

Aaron Morby 2 years ago
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The University of Newcastle has picked Bowmer & Kirkland to partially demolish and rebuild its Stephenson Building to make way for a new School of Engineering hub.

Artist's impression of the proposed Stephenson Building
Artist's impression of the proposed Stephenson Building

Work is due to start on the design and build contract for the project reported to be valued at around £70m.

The new four-storey building featuring a full-height glazed aspect will replace the existing Claremont Road building, named after pioneering North East railway engineer George Stephenson.

Durham-based Rainton Construction has the groundworks and foundation package for the building designed by local architect Norr Consultants with JH Partners acting as M&E consultant.

Professor Ian Postlethwaite, Head of Engineering at Newcastle University, said: “The eye-catching building will make a statement about Engineering at Newcastle, representing substantial world-leading research, innovation and cutting-edge teaching.

“The redevelopment will help generate partnerships with industry and support us in addressing the Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges, the climate emergency and critical skills shortages.”

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