UKSPA Directory 2017 2017-18 - Page 173

UKSPA Directory 2017 England | Full Member 173 Newcastle The Forum Laboratory is open to the public will provide and facilities is a space for to meet, the region’s eat, life collaborate sciences and healthcare network sector and Siemens, their aim is to understand how they can optimise the energy network and inform future government policy. The National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) aims to facilitate the commercialisation of key products, services and technologies that increase and enhance healthy life years. Matching the needs and demands of an ageing population with world-leading science, technology, and design. Alongside this, the National Innovation Centre for Data will create a unique facility bringing together industry, researchers, and students in practical engagements which enable industry to unleash the potential for innovation offered by the growth in digital data. It will host communities around specific technology, applications, or industry challenges, working together to identify opportunities and solutions. Ne wcastle L abor atory Newcastle Laboratory will provide over 70,000 sq ft of specialist facilities for the flourishing life sciences and healthcare sector in the region, offering high-quality incubation and grow-on space to meet the needs of innovative businesses. A unique eco-system of associated services will also be provided through a bespoke business acceleration service, including ready access to expert advice and industry “Science Central is an innovation hub knowledge to help where investors, businesses, scientists, tenants innovate and grow, and to use and citizens collaborate to plan and insight-led research develop solutions for tomorrow’s cities” to support the commercialisation of products and services. Newcastle Laboratory is being funded by Newcastle Tr a n s p o r t l i n k s City Council, North East LEP as part of the North East Growth Deal (Local Growth Fund) from Government, as well as European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Walk to Newcastle Central Station Investment Funds Growth Programme Served by A1, A19 and A69 2014-2020. The state-of-the-art building 15 mins from Newcastle Airport is due to open in August 2018. Le arning and Te aching Centre Plans by Newcastle University for a new £29m Learning and Teaching Centre are progressing apace. The building’s sweeping curve has been designed to visually connect two public spaces adjacent to the project and sit within the Science Central masterplan. This curve is formed of a “Learning Arc” that is positioned around the triangular form of a flexible auditorium. Due to open in September 2019, the Centre will feature state-of-the art learning facilities for up to 2,200 students across three floors, plus exhibition space, café, and expansive social learning spaces. ■ N e a r by Located in Newcastle City Centre Str a te g i c n e tw o r k Newcastle City Council Newcastle University Legal & General Capital