The Catalyst

Client: Newcastle University
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Size: 100,000 sqft
Budget: £50 million
Role: Interior Design
Photography: Jill Tate

This new flagship building is in the heart of the Helix, a new community for innovation for tech and science organisations.

Design North were appointed in February 2018 to work alongside the appointed Architects to develop the Interior Design for this unique building – housing public space, and offices and collaboration spaces for research and commercial enterprises. The Ground and First floors had to cater for people with physical and mental ailments in relation to ageing – including Dementia.

Unique Experiences

Design North are bringing their unique experiences in design for dementia to this building whilst ensuring it doesn’t feel ‘Institutional’. The work includes space planning and designing the office areas for the Innovation Centres, developing the interior design concepts for all shared collaboration spaces.

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