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Ian Simpson’s £21m Newcastle student housing starts on site

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Work has begun on a student housing block in Newcastle by Ian Simpson Architects

The £21 million scheme contains 543 student bedrooms split across two buildings.

The project will be clad in a green glazed terracotta tile laid horizontally with dark blue brick at the ground level.

To the south of the scheme there will be a landscaped courtyard and the elevations surrounding this will be clad in silver aluminium.

The scheme is expected to complete in August 2016.

Project data

Location Pitt St, Newcastle upon Tyne
Type of project student accommodation.
Client Downing
Architect Ian Simpson Architects
Landscape consultant Landscape Projects
Structural engineer Alan Johnson Partnership
M&E consultant Desco
Start on site date November 2014
Completion date August 2016
Total cost £21 million

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