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Old March 28th, 2013, 03:59 PM   #321
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Considering 1C is the only one with "Under Construction" on the interactive map............ and the Info button leads to the picture we're all talking about then I'm not really sure why there's any arguments

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Old March 28th, 2013, 08:25 PM   #322
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I never thought this development would happen, but it seems to be looking more likely by the day. I have also heard rumours of wholesale transfers of entire University departments away from the University campus to Science Central in the near future, I believe one department is already consulting on a new building. This is in addition to what had just been announced.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 08:58 PM   #323
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That's fair enough but it misses the entire original point of the development proposal. So really it is "never happening".
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Old March 28th, 2013, 09:08 PM   #324
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That's fair enough but it misses the entire original point of the development proposal. So really it is "never happening".
I'm sure though that it would only be one or two of the buildings though. Universities are the leading researchers in Science, especially medical science. The only other researchers out there are really government run research industries, pharmaceutical companies, pharmaceutical companies still work heavily with universities though and their own research facilities are few and far between.

Has Science city in Newcastle ever narrowed down which Sciences they hope to attract? With Newcastle university being a world leader in medical science I think it was always heavily going to lean towards that side.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 09:30 PM   #325
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This development is crying out for a skyscraper. I'm willing to chip in a tenner if anyone is willing to build one. If there is a skyscraper allowed anywhere in the city, it is here.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 12:39 AM   #326
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Newcastle university is not world class in medical research. It ranks 7th in the UK and isn't in the top 50 internationally-the chronicle might report it but its way out of Duke, John Hopkins and oxfords class. It does have some pockets of really good research in specific areas but suffers like most of the UK medical research from under investment. The UK used to beat most of Europe hands down but now Belgian,French,German research is stronger and in my field we are about the level of Denmark or Austria. There are great ideas and talent in the UK and Newcastle but sadly the most talented sometimes have to go abroad.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 01:05 AM   #327
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Newcastle university is not world class in medical research. It ranks 7th in the UK and isn't in the top 50 internationally-the chronicle might report it but its way out of Duke, John Hopkins and oxfords class. It does have some pockets of really good research in specific areas but suffers like most of the UK medical research from under investment. The UK used to beat most of Europe hands down but now Belgian,French,German research is stronger and in my field we are about the level of Denmark or Austria. There are great ideas and talent in the UK and Newcastle but sadly the most talented sometimes have to go abroad.
Exactly why science city is so bloody critical to Newcastle and the North East. We can only build so much, india, brazil, china will beat us hands down. But we do have a head start in the knowledge economy, but we are letting that slide now.

I feel the region has so much ambition and potential but it lacks attention from the deep dark policy making south. If only the city council and university commisioned some visionary, landmark proposals would attention be given, but with only a few mediocre proposals science city is going to go the way of the baltic business centre
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I agree with that-something radical is needed to stimulate a leap forward.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 01:22 AM   #329
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I have also heard rumours of wholesale transfers of entire University departments away from the University campus to Science Central in the near future, I believe one department is already consulting on a new building.
"So, what first attracted you to a new building next to Shark Club?"
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I agree with that-something radical is needed to stimulate a leap forward.
Something perhaps like this?

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Old April 1st, 2013, 08:17 PM   #332
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Pitt Street, Newcastle - demolition of 5 storey blocks of flats now complete and clearance in progress, 01/04/13

Follow up to post #301 of 25/03/13

Thompsons of Prudhoe are now in process of consolidating debris/clearing the site area following the demolition of the 5 storey blocks of Pitt St

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An area of the site opposite the soup kitchen has been fenced off from the rest of the open-cast mine. Could be preparations for construction of the previously mentioned building.
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More coal!

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Not sure what's going on here. The signs up are for 'Shepherd'. Are they involved with the Downing development or is this something separate?

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That is site preparation work for St James' Point on the site of the former Magpie Club.

More student flats!

Document from NCC on work to be done http://publicaccess.newcastle.gov.uk...RKS-406015.pdf
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With all the coal they are digging out why didnt they use it to build a huge underground car park to give a massive boost to the retail of the town?
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Old April 20th, 2013, 11:41 AM   #337
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With all the coal they are digging out why didnt they use it to build a huge underground car park to give a massive boost to the retail of the town?
Bloody brilliant suggestion that. A key reason the quayside was so attractive to businesses during the redevelopment was the availability of car parking. Opportunity about to be missed though I suspect.
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That is site preparation work for St James' Point on the site of the former Magpie Club.

More student flats!

Document from NCC on work to be done http://publicaccess.newcastle.gov.uk...RKS-406015.pdf

Is that TWO different developments near St James' Park, with the same name of "St James' Point" (?) . . .

St James' Point | Newcastle | 7fl | Approved
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St James' Point x 2

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Is that TWO different developments near St James' Park, with the same name of "St James' Point" (?) . . .

St James' Point | Newcastle | 7fl | Approved
https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=981880
Yes it is!

All this has been covered elsewhere on this Forum but not sure which thread as various threads/topics get interwoven!

Will have to see what the eventual name is but looks like this block is definitely going up on Pitt Street.

We nearly needed a new thread for Pitt Street itself as there has been so much going on there!
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Yes it is!

All this has been covered elsewhere on this Forum but not sure which thread as various threads/topics get interwoven!

Will have to see what the eventual name is but looks like this block is definitely going up on Pitt Street.

We nearly needed a new thread for Pitt Street itself as there has been so much going on there!
Yes quite confusing having two developments carrying the same name but as the one on the former Magpie Pub site will be built first then I assume it will 'win the race' to keep the moniker.

Perhaps even MORE confusing when images keep being added to the Science City Project Thread when its got zilch to do with that Project!

Certainly no movement on the 'other' St James' Point site on the corner of Strawberry Place & St James’ Street. That is the one which currently has its own thread.
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