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News / Dane Architectural Systems appointed for next George Downing Newcastle Project

Dane Architectural Systems have been appointed by George Downing to design and install their latest Student Accommodation building in central Newcastle.  The site is situated alongside the recently completed ‘The View’ the new project, known as Verde on Hill Court, will provide the Newcastle skyline with a green terracotta building.  The £4.1m contract works comprises 7820m2 SFS backing wall, 3600m2 green glazed terracotta, 3400m2 ACM rainscreen/soffits, 770nr. SAPA windows + curtain wall, stone cladding, louvres, auto & manual doors & GRP column casings. On site installation commences in June 2015 for 33 weeks.

Designed by  SimpsonHaugh & Partners, Verde will comprise of two buildings located on Pitt Street. The building on the junction of Pitt Street and Wellington Street is V shaped, creating a façade that runs parallel with both Pitt Street and Wellington Street. It rises to a point defining the corner and creating a recognisable symbol for the complex whilst marking the main entrance.


Rendered vision of Verde Hill Court

The two structures will be clad in a green glazed terracotta tile laid horizontally across both buildings with a selection of projecting tiles create a sense of movement and signal the buildings’ entrances. Dark blue brick is introduced at ground level where the facade has been recessed. Terracotta tiles and brick have been specified due to their robust weathering capabilities and their strong tones and colours.