Downing Plaza, Newcastle

HE Simm delivered Full Design & Build MEP Works to 3 phases at £250m Downing Plaza, a student accommodation campus development in the centre of Newcastle.

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The Project

Client – Downing Developments
Value – £8,000,000.00
Contractor – Downing Construction
Consultant – Desco

HE Simm delivered Full Design & Build MEP Works to 3 phases at £250m Downing Plaza, a student accommodation campus development in the centre of Newcastle. The award winning development forms the largest planning application to be approved in Newcastle for a generation.

The design and layout of the buildings evolved throughout the delivery of the project to fit the client’s needs. HE Simm worked closely throughout the stages with the client to accommodate and provide an engineering solution to ensure a successful delivery.

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Key Features

– 1,517 student beds over 3 phases

– Project forms part of the largest planning application to be granted in Newcastle for a generation

– The View (Phase 2) is a double Award Winning development winning the ‘People’s Choice’ & ‘Best New Building’ at the Newcastle Lord Mayor’s Design Award

– 5No apprentices employed through duration of all 3 phases

– Logistically challenging due to City Centre location

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