Science Central

Newcastle Science Central, on the site of the former Newcastle Brewery, is the largest city-centre development opportunity for over a decade. Development is planned over a number of key phases and will be delivered over the next 15-20 years.

The development of Science Central is a major regeneration project for the region and forms one of the key opportunities to grow the urban core of Newcastle.

The vision for Science Central is for the creation of a new urban quarter. It will encompass new streets, landmark buildings and public spaces which will open up this central site to the rest of the city and provide the required infrastructure for the city to meet the aspiration of developing its science economy.

Over a number of phases of development, this mixed-use site will include commercial, retail, leisure, educational and residential uses. It is likely to comprise, in an early phase, a specialist business support hub and state-of-the-art facilities for small start-up science companies as well as inward investors. Sitting alongside these academic and business neighbours will be homes and apartments, accommodation for students at Newcastle’s’ Universities along with complementary leisure and retail facilities.

It will be the home of Newcastle University’s Insitute for Research into Sustainability (NIReS) becoming the central hub from which scientific research and commercialisation in areas such as energy, transport and marine sciences, will be led.