Desco were appointed to provide the mechanical and electrical design services on the new £22m National Horizons Centre, a biomedical research, teaching and training facility at Teesside University.

Teesside University has an exciting programme of investment and will transform the campus over the next decade and reinforce their commitment to providing an outstanding student and learning experience. This will see £300m spent to transform its campus in structured phases.

The Campus Masterplan has been developed following extensive consultation with students and staff and will provide the optimum facilities to meet the needs of the 21st century learner. The University are committed to investing in their estate to further enhance the experiences of their Students, businesses they work with and the communities they serve.

Desco are providing the mechanical and electrical services detail design for the new National Horizons Centre, a biomedical research, teaching and training facility at the University’s Darlington campus. The aim is to address the growth needs of the emerging bio-based industries set to transform the UK economy, including biologics, industrial biotechnology and digital and bio-pharmaceuticals.

This forms part of the first phase of developments.The Centre will be located at Darlington’s Central Park alongside the new National Biologics Manufacturing Centre and Teesside University’s Centre for Professional and Executive Development.

It will feature teaching, learning and collaboration spaces, laboratories and a computing suite.
Complementing the existing facilities, the Centre will provide Teesside’s students with access to a wider range of laboratories and the latest industry-standard equipment.

The project is receiving up to £3,174,735 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

Photo Credit: Wates Construction


National Horizon Centre





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