The first of its kind in the UK, the Lifestyle Academy is a centre for excellence where students of beauty, sport, tourism and hospitality can immerse themselves in their vocation thanks to state-of-the-art, real life working environments.
Open to the local community, the Lifestyle Academy boasts its own commercial gym, a luxurious spa, 60-seat restaurant with panoramic views and a hairdressing salon largely staffed by students.
These facilities are complemented by classrooms, tutorial spaces, IT suites, a student learning centre and lecture theatres.
2007: RICS Awards – North East, shortlisted
2007: Lord Mayor Design Award, Commendation Award for New Build
2008: RIBA Award 2008