Our new, £58m building housing a wide range of engineering research teams will be open to the media and guests.
Date/Time: 13 September 2017, 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: Urban Sciences Building, Science Central
The building brings together experts from engineering, computing science, energy, infrastructure, and sustainability to drive forward outstanding research that will make a difference to 21st century life.
Teams and facilities to be based in the USB include:
- Urban Observatory
- National Centre for Energy Systems Integration
- SAM - Spatial Analytics and Modelling
- Smart Grid
- Decision Theatre
Many aspects of the building are central to our role in the EPSRC-funded UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC).
Based in the heart of Newcastle, it is the first building on Science Central, and has been developed as a 'building as a lab'. It is an example of best practice for sustainable urban architecture with features including:
- a green roof that attenuates rainwater run-off
- solar screen printed facades to prevent overheating in the summer
- a glazed roof that provides high levels of daylight
- a ground floor that is integrated with the urban landscape which itself is a Sustainable Urban Drainage Scheme
Also home to the School of Computing, new teaching, study and research spaces have been incorporated with social spaces including a roof terrace, cafe, common room and events space.
The building, designed by architects Hawkins\Brown and constructed by Bowmer & Kirkland was delivered on time and on budget.
Media wishing to attend the launch event should contact:
Marketing and Communications Manager