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The Stephenson Building

The place for people who make things happen. A beacon for world leading education, research and collaboration.

£110m investment in world-class engineering facility

The redeveloped Stephenson building will be the place for future engineers, researchers, designers, and visionaries to collaborate and tackle world challenges together. 

Stephenson will be the home for people who make things work. 

A £110 million investment will capture the building’s 70 years of heritage and transform it into a hub for the future, a place to: 

  • engage, support, and challenge students to fulfil their potential 
  • drive transformative research across multiple disciplines 
  • boost the economy, social wellbeing, and cultural richness of Newcastle 

The new Stephenson Building is part of our ongoing investment in exceptional facilities. It will deliver an outstanding student experience and a world leading environment for research and innovation.

Your gateway to a better world

From students and apprentices to academics and entrepreneurs, the new Stephenson will have a space dedicated to supporting you.  

The new site will feature: 

  • inclusive education spaces, such as the new Maker Space. This is a student-centred zone for interdisciplinary collaboration, creativity and entrepreneurship 
  • digital learning spaces with large flat-floor areas for flexible working 
  • multi-purpose teaching laboratories with flexibility to support multiple disciplines 
  • conference and exhibition space for 500+ delegates 

Extraordinary Research Hubs

The new Stephenson building will host three hubs for our research strengths: