Baddiley-Clark Building, Newcastle University

Colour were commissioned to design public realm works for the creation of a new Faculty of Medical Sciences building. The sensitive location of the site, adjacent to a conservation area, was a key consideration in the development of proposals as was the retention and restoration of the Grade II listed 18th century brewery building 'Transport House'. High quality, natural materials were selected to create a civic public realm character which created a number of different spaces and features including an entrance plaza with space for external seating and dining, lighting strips, terraced gardens and a green roof.  

The landscape proposal enhance site biodiversity and exploit the green framework of mature trees to the perimeter of the site, with planting proposals including indigenous woodland planting and the creation of a native wetland planted area. Surrounding paths were also integrated into the design to achieve a unified public realm and movement strategy.


2011   Transport House, Newcastle University - Award Winner: Sustainability Category, Lord Mayors Design Awards 
2011   Transport House, Newcastle University - Commended: New Building Category, Lord Mayors Design Awards 


Newcastle University

Project Team

Faulkner Browns (Architect and Lead Consultant), Cundall (Engineering), Summers Inman (PM and QS), Kier North East (Contractor).


Newcastle Upon Tyne



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