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Campus for Ageing and Vitality

We are based at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality; 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.

Campus for Ageing and VitalityResearch 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

In 2019, Newcastle University announced an ambitious plan to continue development of the site. 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

Plans continue to evolve, but Newcastle University are leading the collaborative vision, along with partners:

  • Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Newcastle City Council
  • Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  • Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group
  • North of the Tyne Combined Authority
  • Northumbria University