The Urban Sciences Building at Newcastle University is a centrepiece development of the wider Newcastle Helix project, a 24-acre hybrid city quarter in the heart of Newcastle.
|Project||USB - Urban Science Building - Newcastle University|
|Landscape Architect:||Wardell Armstrong & BD Landscape|
|Contractor:||Bowmer & Kirkland|
|Design / Product||Squared Seating|
|Design / Product||Stapel planters|
|Design / Product||Plateu Integrated Seating|
The Urban Sciences Building is a flagship development housing the Newcastle University School of Computing Science. The surrounding landscape has been well thought out to provide A-grade study spaces and continue the high end feel of the Newcastle Helix project.
There are two areas where street furniture is used – on the roof terrace and at ground level in the immediate vicinity of the building. Of prominence are the benches and seating at ground level, as they feature an attractive two-tone colour leg design. For the benches, are standard anthracite grey was used while the inside of the legs was powder coated in bright colours, creating a subtle yet eye-catching splashes of colour at ground level.
Squared seating was used because it offered the opportunity to implement the two-tone colour scheme as requested by the Landscape Architect. The rooftop terrace is an outstanding space with views across the Tyne Valley. Here we manufactured & installed Stapel planters with Plateu integrated seating.
Squared picnic sets that used the same anthracite and yellow colour scheme as on the picnic sets at ground level