National Centre for Energy Systems Integration

Urban Sciences Building

Urban Sciences Building

The Urban Sciences Building is located on Newcastle Helix in the heart of the city.

Completed in August 2017, the Urban Sciences Building (USB) is a £58M state-of-the-art structure on the £350M Newcastle Helix regeneration site in the heart of Newcastle.   

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

As well as being the location of CESI headquarters, the USB is home to Newcastle University’s world Top 100 School of Computing and its 1,395 staff and students.  

The building hosts a number of exciting research projects and facilities, including:

Download the Urban Sciences Building brochure here (PDF: 7MB)


Urban Sciences Building