Urban Sciences Building
The new location for the School of Computing and a flagship for urban sustainability
Opened in September 2017, the £58million 12,500 sqm Urban Sciences Building (USB) is a flagship development located on the £350m Science Central regeneration site in the heart of Newcastle. The building and its surrounding city area is a living laboratory underpinning research to make urban centres more sustainable for future generations.
As well as being home to the world Top 100 School of Computing, the building also includes a wide range of facilities funded though our role in the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastruture and Cities (UKCRIC), such as our Urban Observatory, Smart Grid Laboratory and the National Urban Water Infrastructure Laboratory.
The building includes an event space, Decision Theatre, a rooftop wild-flower meadow and multiple social spaces for our staff and students. The Flat Floor Teaching area located on the third floor, houses over 300 machines for use by our students.
View time lapse videos of the construction of the USB over the following periods: