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Old February 1st, 2011, 11:22 AM   #121
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Newcastle's city of science plans one step closer
by Adrian Pearson, The Journal, February 1st 2011


A HOME for science in Newcastle is a step closer today after multi-million pound development plans were submitted.

Council officers are considering plans to build a series of environmentally-friendly science-based office blocks on the former Scottish and Newcastle brewery site.

Already the land next to St James’ Park is undergoing some basic infrastructure work, and a new hotel and Newcastle University Business School are well under way.

Now council leaders are hoping that they will soon have the necessary planing permission to start laying more than just the infrastructure foundations.

As well as a “Gateway” science HQ on the edge of the site, the plans also include several open spaces and a dedicated green-energy mini-power station.

Officers at the city development company 1 Newcastle Gateshead say the long-term plan is to create some 1,900 jobs and bring in £255m worth of investment.

As yet no private sector firms have been linked to the site.


Read More - http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-e...#ixzz1Ch9zSrWT
Just been having a quick look through the Outline Planning Application,lots to look through! - on the surface it appears to be a real gem, especially in these times of austerity, hopefully the money is there to make it no more than a dream.

Check out http://planningapplications.newcastl...=LBZD02BS00900
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Old February 1st, 2011, 11:48 AM   #122
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Shame max height on the scheme is 96m. I know it's only dreaming that we'll ever get anything tall (in-fact I can imagine Hexham getting something proper before we do)...but Gallowgate was our only hope in future!
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Old February 1st, 2011, 04:40 PM   #123
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Shame max height on the scheme is 96m. I know it's only dreaming that we'll ever get anything tall (in-fact I can imagine Hexham getting something proper before we do)...but Gallowgate was our only hope in future!
I think you've mis-understood the plans. 96m is AOD. Infact the tallest buildings will only be 8 storeys tall and focused along the boulevard and towards St James'.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 05:10 PM   #124
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For those who don't have the time or simply can't be bothered to look through all 60 odd documents, I've picked out a few of the main images and uploaded them for here.

The timescale makes me laugh... 2029 is the estimated completition date, so probably looking at something closer to 2050. Anyway here is the plan for phase 1 due to start soon and run until 2015...



Now for the rest of the plans/renders...



































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Old February 1st, 2011, 05:41 PM   #125
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Who created the tags for this page?! Someones being a bit cynical!
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Old February 1st, 2011, 05:54 PM   #126
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anyone got a link to the planning application so we can all check it out (and no doubt slate it?)

edit - at the top of the page! thanks guys.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 06:08 PM   #127
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i looked through the documents earlier today and think the masterplan plan looks really, really good. still up in the air as to whether or not it goes ahead. i hope in the event it does that build quality, or the attention to detail in terms of public realm, is not sacrificed. for instance the use of green walls (not always easy to execute successfully) or public square at the top of Bath Lane look excellent. though i'm not sure how the square will be achieved - routing traffic from each junction underneath, or just the boulevard? that would then mean a bunch of dead-ends on the smaller streets.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 06:12 PM   #128
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still trying to figure out the highways arrangements at the Gallowgate / Barrack / Boulevard junction - is this all going to be "cut and covered"?
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Old February 1st, 2011, 06:30 PM   #129
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Who created the tags for this page?! Someones being a bit cynical!

I know who did it (the two in question!) I can always see the details of who posts what tags!

A little bit cynical perhaps, but just a bit of fun really!!!
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Old February 1st, 2011, 06:57 PM   #130
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Cynical but factually accurate!
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Old February 1st, 2011, 07:09 PM   #131
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wow I like the aerial photographs that show zero plant equipment on any of the buildings roof! cosmic
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 12:51 AM   #132
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That certainly gives a good first impression. I like the mix of scales and strong street pattern which integrates with the surrounding urban environment nicely. It also looks like there will be quite a lot of what look like townhouses in addition to flats, which I think is a good thing. They really need to make sure that build quality is good though.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 10:53 AM   #133
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wow I like the aerial photographs that show zero plant equipment on any of the buildings roof! cosmic
I think those tiny little cross shaped things are supposed to be them. On some of them they're red. Still I agree, there's not much! Presumably they'll all be super sustainable and pasively ventilated etc etc...
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 03:39 PM   #134
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If it does happen I hope they rename the metro St James-Science City. Sounds quite futuristic
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 01:31 AM   #135
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or better still extend the metro and give Science City a dedicated station!
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 09:09 PM   #136
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I think those tiny little cross shaped things are supposed to be them. On some of them they're red. Still I agree, there's not much! Presumably they'll all be super sustainable and pasively ventilated etc etc...
the planning documents say green roofs throughout.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 10:02 PM   #137
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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:48 PM   #138
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Pleased to see the pedestrian deck over the 'Boulevard'! All we need now is to rebuild the John Dobson Street one and put a lid over the Great North Road between the GNM and the Robinson Library, and we're away.
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Old February 12th, 2011, 10:26 AM   #139
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Are you referring to the one at the corner of Rutherford Street/Bath Lane/Wellington Street? It looks good in the render above but I wonder if it would look a bit monolithic at street level from other angles.
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Pleased to see the pedestrian deck over the 'Boulevard'! All we need now is to rebuild the John Dobson Street one and put a lid over the Great North Road between the GNM and the Robinson Library, and we're away.
From my memory of seeing the models at the consultation exercise last year, the crossings are not planned as raised decks at all. They had a "posh" name for them, but were in essence, king size pedestrian crossings and can best be seen in these two pictures.

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