School of Computing

The Urban Sciences Building and its facilities

The Urban Sciences Building and its facilities

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 Newcastle Helix regeneration site in the heart of Newcastle, and is home to the School of Computing. 

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


Take a look at just some of the facilities available in the USB, plus some views of the planned Helix site.

IMAGE: external IMAGE:Aerial USB IMAGE:Interior IMAGE:Interior IMAGE:Lecture theatre Image:Reception IMAGE: Flat floor IMAGE:School Reception Image: Canteen IMAGE: Terrace IMAGE: Ambient Kitchen IMAGE: Festo Rig IMAGE: Aerial Render Image: Decision Theatre

Photo credit: Hawkins Brown

An aerial view of the USB. Photo credit: Hawkins Brown

Lecture theatre

USB reception

Flat floor teaching area

School office reception area

EAT@ Urban

One of the many spaces you could choose to study. Photo credit: Hawkins Brown

A visualisation of the planned Helix site. Image credit: Render 3D. Subject to planning

Research facilities

Many student projects take place within our internationally-recognised research groups.

Our research facilities include the Virtual Reality suite, the Cyber-Physical lab, and interaction technologies such as the Ambient Kitchen found in the Open Lab - the University's centre for digital practice.

University library

The University library has a collection of subject-specific resources for computing science. This includes multiple copies of some recommended texts.

The main library catalogue can be accessed over the campus network. You can also access many major database services and a list of new acquisitions.

Selected course texts are available online via the library's Safari e-book service.