The university has major growth ambitions. Credit: Northumbria University

Uni opens CHASE contractor hunt

Northumbria University has started the tender process as it seeks a partner to deliver the £75m Centre for Health and Social Equity in central Newcastle.

In 2002, the university was awarded £5.8m by the Office for Students to take forward plans for the project, which is intended to bring together academics working on health, social care, education, wellbeing and equity issues across the university’s City and Coach Lane campuses into one central base.

As described in the university’s communications from that time, when the facility opens, degree programmes delivered at Northumbria’s Coach Lane campus in nursing, healthcare, education and social work will relocate. The centre will provide labs, teaching space and a community engagement zone, and is intended to house some of the university’s partnerships with national and international organisations.

The centre will be located on an existing area of Northumbria’s city campus close to the Central Motorway, on the site of the former Lovaine hall and flats.

As outlined in the tender documents on the Delta e-sourcing portal, contract works include the demolition of Claude Gibb, a 12-storey student accommodation block, along with associated single story blocks to the north-west of the site.

Expressions of interest are invited before 28 June.

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