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Countdown begins to opening of region’s £60m ‘building of the future’

The countdown has begun to the official opening of Newcastle University’s Urban Sciences Building (USB) which is due to be completed August 2017.

See Chronicle Live interview with Prof. John Fitzgerald about the Urban Sciences Building.

The state-of-the-art structure on Science Central will be the new home to the School of Computing Science and its 1,395 staff and students.

Encased in a web of digital infrastructure which connects walls, windows and fittings through thousands of sensors, this ‘intelligent’ building will help us better understand how to create more sustainable, efficient buildings of the future.

Trialling new energy systems, novel materials and smart engineering, the Urban Sciences Building is a key part of the Science Central vision to create a full scale demonstrator of urban innovation - a ‘living laboratory’ underpinning research to make urban centres more sustainable for future generations.

Read more about the USB from the Univeristy press release. Also, view time lapse videos of construction.

The new USB was also reported at Chronicle Live, ITV News and BDaily.  



USB under construction January 2017

published on: 6 February 2017