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The Key Building

Norstead were appointed to supply and install the building services to this revolutionary building.

The key will house the first research labs on Science Central. It is the first fabric structure to be used as a heated work space in the UK. It will be the University’s first building on the city’s new urban innovation hub.

The building will be a large-scale research facility with detailed environmental and structural monitoring. This will be the culmination of 15 years’ world-leading research on fabric structures at Newcastle University.

The building services consist of:-

• ASHP’s serving an underfloor heating system

• Ventilation

• Domestic services

• Lighting

• Small power

• Fire alarm