Ruth Mitchell

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Key science contract goes to Newcastle firm

TYNESIDE-based architectural firm Faulkner Browns has been selected to design a key part of the project that aims to transform Newcastle into an international science hub.

The practice has been chosen to lead the next stage of work at the 10 ha Science Central project in the middle of the city.

The firm will lead the consortium carrying out the detailed design of a new Gateway building and surrounding infrastructure.

The overall project aims to transform a former Scottish and Newcastle brewery site into a home for science and sustainability that will end the city’s reliance on public sector jobs.

The client is 1NG, Newcastle and Gateshead’s city development company, and its partners, Newcastle University and Newcastle City Council.

Colin MacPherson, 1NG’s director of development, said: “This announcement underlines real progress taking forward this ambitious project, after the submission of an outline planning application earlier this year.

“Work on the Gateway building is just the initial step in stimulating future private-sector job creation.

Andrew Kane, partner at FaulknerBrowns, said: “We’re delighted to be involved in such a prestigious project and a development which will be one of the leading sustainable regeneration projects over the next decade in the UK.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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