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New Facility Named After North East Businesswoman

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Newcastle University is to name its new £39m teaching facility after a leading North East businesswoman.

The institution's newest facility will be named the Dame Margaret Barbour Building and will feature a lecture theatre for 300 students, social learning space, seminar rooms, a teaching kitchen, clinical suites, and academic and postgraduate offices.

Dame Margaret Barbour runs the global brand Barbour and established The Barbour Foundation in 1988 to help charitable causes, cultural and community projects primarily in the North East.

The £39m project is due to complete in January next year and will provide education facilities available for use by the whole university, as well as specialist spaces for sport and exercise science, human nutrition and dietetics, the school of psychology and the school of medical education.

The Dame Margaret Barbour Building is the final new build construction project in the Richardson Road area of the campus alongside Park View Student Village and the new sports centre.