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At a glance
  • Value £440,000
  • Client Newcastle University
  • Sector Education
  • Duration 22 Weeks
  • Contract JCT

Case Studies

Blyth Marine Station

At a glance
  • Value £440,000
  • Client Newcastle University
  • Sector Education
  • Duration 22 Weeks
  • Contract JCT

This project was a Design & Build contract for a joint venture between the Port of Blyth and Newcastle University.  The Project was a Light Gauge Steel frame structure with a combination of cedar boarding and facing brickwork to the outer skin finish.

Key Features

  • LGS frame structure
  • Powder coated aluminium windows and a saran finished flat roof
  • The internal design covered a workshop area, an aquaria, a meeting room, teaching area facilities and a drying roof
  • Total floor area of 335m²
  • The station provides Newcastle University with a new Marine Sciences facility, and their research vessel Princess Royal is berthed in the Port

Result

All works were completed in a live environment, with no disruption to port activity.  Furthermore, following a value engineering exercise we were able to significantly reduce the project from its official tender of £490,000 to £440,000.

The Port of Blyth station was officially opened in November 2014 by her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland.