Newcastle Science Central

Newcastle Science Central is a new urban quarter in the centre of Newcastle which will be an exemplar of sustainable urban development. It will attract leading edge scientific and technology organisations to a mixed new community encompassing a variety of R&D, educational, business and residential uses.

Spanning 24 acres of mixed-use prime city-centre development land, it is the largest development of its kind in the UK.

The site is largely the site of the old Scottish and Newcastle Breweries. Photos of the breweries site including demolition have been previously posted here Scottish & Newcastle Breweries.

Edit: Since I started photographing this project it has been renamed Newcastle Helix.

2nd June 2024

28th July 2023

The Biosphere.

The Catalyst.

The Core.

The District Energy Centre.

The Fred Douglass Centre.

The Garage.

The Lumen.

The Spark.

Urban Sciences Building.

19th June 2022

Urban Sciences Building.

The Spark.

The Garage.

The Core.


Fred Douglass Centre.

District Energy Centre.

27th October 2019

29th August 2019

9th June 2019

1st May 2019

21st March 2019

17th March 2019

24th December 2018

23rd October 2018

9th June 2018

7th January 2018

21st August 2017

23rd May 2017

4th April 2017

6th February 2017

29th November 2016

4th November 2016

27th September 2016

30th May 2016

12th March 2015

16th June 2014

22nd January 2014

6th December 2013

9th February 2011

17th September 2008

The site after Scottish and Newcastle Breweries had been demolished.

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See my other photos around Newcastle Helix:


Simon said...


you might enjoy the time lapse videos of the USB being built - available from here:



Newcastle Photos said...

Thanks, neat. I'll put a link up to your page with videos on if thats ok?

Simon said...

Yes, please do.


George Morley, ex Geordie said...

When I remember the old buildings that were pulled down to make room for these modern eyesores, I could weep. Who in their right minds honestly believes that anyone will relocate to this concrete and coloured panel desert?.
Unless they remake Logan's Run, it will all be rebuilt for student accommodation in a few years. If they can't get people to move to Manchester, how on earth do they think they can get people to relocate design and industry to relocate here?. Car design companies relocate from California anyone?.
I think that the strength of the wacky bacy is equaled only by the size of the kick backs. What a wasteland!.