Tyne & Wear

Green light for Newcastle's Science Central

Artist's impression of Science Central. Picture: Newcastle Science City
Image caption Science City's plans for the future involve Science Central, a research hub on the old brewery site

Plans for a new science-based development in Newcastle have been given the green light.

Development company, 1NG, wants to create Science Central - a research building - on the site of the former Scottish and Newcastle brewery.

It is hoped the development will generate £255m investment over 15 to 20 years and create up to 1,900 jobs.

Newcastle City Council has granted outline planning permission for the development.

A spokesman for 1NG said: "Science Central is a truly visionary plan to further accelerate Newcastle as a city of science."

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