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£39m development on former Richardson Road accommodation site

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The last phase of Newcastle University’s latest development project is well under way for a January 2020 opening of its £39 million teaching and learning facility.

The new centre will house the school of Psychology, Sport and Exercise Science and Human Nutrition and is yet unnamed but was celebrated last month with a groundbreaking ceremony which brought together builders from Clugston Construction, advisors from Muckle LLP and figureheads from the University who collaborated on the project.

This new centre is part of the same scheme that brought about the Park View Student Village accommodation and the renovation of the Sports Centre on the edge of campus, where the infamous ‘Ricky Road’ student accommodation once stood.

Emma Stevenson commented on the facility as part of “Newcastle University’s £500 million investment in quality facilities that deliver an outstanding student experience and an excellent environment for our students’ learning, teaching and research”.

According to the University, the building will be six stories tall and include a 300 seat lecture theatre along with offices, clinical suites, social learning spaces and seminar rooms.

Last modified: 19th October 2018

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