projectCentral Link

locationNewcastle-upon-Tyne, UK


The overall Downing Plaza development which comprises offices, a hotel, extensive retail space and a 462-bed student village known as Central Link, will ultimately form an impressive gateway to Newcastle City Council’s Science Central masterplan for the Gallowgate area of Newcastle city centre. Desco was initially appointed by Downing Developments in an overseeing capacity on Phase 2 of the Downing Plaza development which comprised Block CDE of the Central Link student accommodation development.

Central Link is situated next to the new Newcastle University Business School – on which Desco also provided an overseeing role on behalf of the university. Downing have been working in partnership with Newcastle University and have 256 rooms exclusively held within the development for the university’s first year students.

We received subsequent appointments to provide performance specification for the M&E services on the third phase of the development – Block F of Central Link which provides approximately 400 further student bedrooms and fourth phase – Block A providing a further 400 bedrooms.

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