Urban Science Building

Newcastle

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.

ProjectUSB - Urban Science Building - Newcastle University
LocationNewcastle
ClientNewcastle University
Landscape Architect:Wardell Armstrong & BD Landscape
Contractor:Bowmer & Kirkland
Sector:Education
Design / ProductSquared Seating
Design / ProductStapel planters
Design / ProductPlateu Integrated Seating
Photography:Logic
Project Details Project Intro

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.

Products Used

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

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