Situated on the junction of Pitt Street and Wellington Street, Verde comprises of two buildings forming a V-shape creating a facade that runs parallel to both streets. These two structures are clad in a green glazed terracotta tile laid horizontally across both buildings with a selection of projecting tiles to create a sense of movement and signalling the entrance of the development.
For the glazing specification, the building was thermally modelled as part of the Part L Assessment, with performance requirements for the windows generated by its outcomes and outlined by the projects building services engineer Desco. As a result, facade specialist Dane Architectural Systems Ltd installed 770 window units constructed primarily from Dualframe 75Si Tilt before Turn and fixed light Dualframe 75Si high-performance casement.
Dual colour finished with dark grey externally and white internally this striking landmark set a new standard for student accommodation in Newcastle and comprises of 431 cluster beds and 112 studios.