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Make submits proposals for Newcastle's Science Central

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[FIRST LOOK] Make has revealed its proposed masterplan for a mixed-use scheme to be built on the former Newcastle Brown brewery site

Earlier this week development-backer 1NG submitted proposals for a science and technology centre which would be built on the now abandoned Scottish and Newcastle brewery complex.

Project partners Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University appointed 1NG to lead the project which will include business, research, residential retail and leisure spaces.

Although Make worked on the overall masterplan for the scheme, it is understood additional practices will work on individual plots once permission has been agreed.

Developer 1NG estimates up to 1,900 jobs would be created in the local area, and claims £225 million of private investment would be injected into the local economy.

The project suffered an earlier setback after it was announced that the soon-to-close regional development agency One North East would not be able to pump in the cash originally earmarked for the developments. However chiefs at 1NG have submitted applications to the Government’s £1.4 billion Regional Growth Fund to cover the shortfall.

Science Central forms part of the city council’s efforts to develop Newcastle as a ‘Science City’.

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