Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Southern Green are delighted to have been part of the multi disciplinary design team who successfully delivered the final phase of refurbishment for the Armstrong Building, which stands at the heart of Newcastle University.
The scheme included extensive internal renovation of the Grade II listed building, along with a complete re design of the external spaces which include the internal courtyard and a sequence of transitional spaces which surround three sides of the building. The internal courtyard space is accessed directly from the Student Forum which is the central public open space within the campus. The central courtyard space was designed to provide level access to all building entrances and a striking setting for the statue of Dr Martin Luther King which was commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary of his visit to Newcastle University where he received an honorary degree in 1967.
Dramatic level variations between the various entrance points to the space were improved to provide level access to all areas. Having worked closely with Newcastle University on various other schemes over recent years Southern Green have a unique knowledge of the campus, and a clear understanding of what is required to achieve a scheme of the highest quality.