Construction work has started to begin on Newcastle University development, worth £39m.
Located at the Richardson Road site, the brand new 9,000m2, six-storey building will feature a lecture theatre for 300 students, social learning spaces, seminar rooms, clinical suites, and academic and postgraduate offices.
Due to open in January 2020, the £39m scheme will provide teaching and learning facilities for Sport and Exercise Science Exercise, Human Nutrition, the School of Psychology, along with specialist facilities for the School of Medical Education.
To mark the major milestone, a ground breaking ceremony was held on the site, bringing together key figures from Newcastle University, builders Clugston Construction and lawyers from Muckle LLP, who are advising on the scheme.
Emma Stevenson, Professor of Sport & Exercise Science at Newcastle University, said: “The ground breaking was an excellent occasion to celebrate the partnership that is bringing this exciting new project to life.
“It is part of Newcastle University’s £500m investment in quality facilities that deliver an outstanding student experience and an excellent environment for our students’ learning, teaching and research.
“This new facility will be used by the whole University, promoting the development of cross-disciplinary research and teaching in sport and exercise science, psychology and nutritional sciences.”