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The scheme is the final phase in the Downing Plaza development, for which we produced the masterplan. Standing at 18 storeys, its striking blue exterior is visible on Newcastle’s skyline from many approaches into the city.

Project information

  • Client


  • Status


  • Area

    13,551sq m

  • Start


  • Completion

    August 2014

  • Consultants

    Structural Engineer: The Alan Johnston Partnership
    Building Services Engineer: Desco
    Fire Engineer: Omega Fire
    Landscape Architects: Planit
    Planning Consultant: Storeys-ssp

  • Elements

    444 student apartments
    18 storeys
    550 sq m retail space

  • Awards

    2015 Newcastle Lord Mayor's Design Awards: People's Choice

    2015 Newcastle Lord Mayor's Design Awards: New Building