Both the glazing and gold diagrid are being installed at our project for Newcastle University.

The stunning National Innovation Centre was completed by J & D Pierce in early June 2018 after just 11 weeks on site.

745t of fabricated and erected steelwork now forms this unique, specialist structure in the heart of Newcastle. Despite its highly complex diagrid design, the fabrication and detailing was virtually flawless – eliminating snagging time on-site. An astonishing feat for such a specialist structure.

The National Innovation Centre has intricately curved steel throughout and is 7.5° wider from the top to the base. 

Site photographer: James Thompson (UK Construction Photography)