University Newcastle

Newcastle University’s plans to transform the former General Hospital site in the city have moved a step forward – with fresh plans revealed.

The University is hoping to develop a world-leading centre for scientific and academic research looking into healthy ageing and living. They’ve now announced GSSArchitecture as their partner to help develop a masterplan for the 29-acre brownfield site – which will also incorporate mixed-use space.

Plans for the Campus for Ageing and Vitality (CAV) will now be worked on by the University and GSSArchitecture with input from partners Newcastle City Council and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Speaking of the announcement Jonathan Hunter, Project Partner at GSSArchitecture, said: “This site represents a fantastic opportunity for Newcastle to grow its already significant, national reputation as a centre for excellence in ageing, innovation and digital science. We aim to develop a masterplan that will support a truly integrated community, focused on the principles of health, wealth and wellbeing in later living and we are delighted to be working with Newcastle University and the City Council in delivering this vision.”

Newcastle University will be revealing more about the plans at our Education Property & Development Conference. Click for details >