Campus for Ageing and Vitality
We are based at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality (CAV), a purpose-built site, dedicated to improving healthcare for older people.
The site brings together academics, healthcare professionals, the voluntary sector, business activities and the public.
Research facilities on CAV
The Campus is home to the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre as well as ageing research labs, businesses, and one of the country’s first Clinics for Research and Service in Themed Assessments (CRESTA); a working NHS facility for patients.
For clinicians and scientists working on research here, the broad range of facilities available provide an excellent platform for creative interaction; putting patients and the public at the heart of research.
The future vision for CAV
A cutting-edge £500m development on the CAV site was given the go-ahead in 2022. The regeneration of the site will support the understanding, care and innovation of products and services for an ageing population – and will help people live longer and healthier lives through global leadership in ageing and research.
The proposal is for a mixed-use development covering 29 acres, incorporating care for older people, research facilities and a residential zone for housing and business development.
All facilities will work together to improve the understanding of, and treatments for age-related conditions, such as those studied as part of the NIHR Newcastle BRC
Newcastle University is leading the collaborative vision, with partners including Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle City Council, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, and North of the Tyne Combined Authority.