The Building Sciences lab, provides enhanced workshop and design space for architecture students, was open in March 2017.
The extension, on the main University campus, is spread over three floors and 18,000 square feet.
Professor John Pendlebury, Head of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape said:
“It is crucial that our students are provided with fit for purpose learning facilities. This new building will allow students on design-led programmes to hone their practical skills and will be a wonderful addition to our facilities.
The new lab is based on a concept design developed by Design Office – a design consultancy based within the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape – and developed by Durham based PH Partnership, whose Director Fausto Pereira is a Newcastle University architecture graduate.
The construction was carried out by Gateshead based Robertson Construction England.