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Life Meetings and Events

Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4EP

The Centre for Life is one of Newcastle’s most striking and talked about landmarks, incorporating Life Meeting & Events which lives up to its reputation as a first-class unique venue for your conferences and events. We have 8 versatile suites, all purpose-built, which allow you to add your own personal touch. We can accommodate 2 – 370 delegates within the conference centre for a wide variety of events including meetings, conferences, training and team building sessions, product launches and annual dinners.

We are just 200 metres from Newcastle Central Station and our Times Square car park is only 4 minutes’ walk away.

Our Meeting & Events staff have years of experience of hosting conferences and events and have an unrivalled reputation for their professional, friendly and flexible approach. Every detail is attended to, from our head chef’s bespoke menus down to the equipment you require, you can rely on our team to do their upmost to make sure your day is one to remember.

The Centre for Life is an independent and self-funding charitable trust and on site partners include Newcastle University, who chose Life for the location of their Institute of Genetic Medicine; the NHS Newcastle Fertility Centre; the NHS Northern Genetics Service and several young and vibrant biotechnology companies. Since 2000, teams based at the Centre for Life have earned worldwide headlines for advances in stem cell technology.

The Centre for Life
is a unique science village which is home to the region’s leading science centre and this means that we can offer a whole range of ‘extras’ to make your event unforgettable, including a tour of the science centre, a show in our planetarium, a ride on the new 4D motion simulator

Times Square
Times Square is one of the largest outdoor spaces in the heart of Newcastle’s City Centre; measuring 4800m² which can be used as two distinct areas one 2,500m and the other 1.620m and is capable of hosting a wide range of events and exhibitions.

Scotswood Suite
Capacity (100-380)

The largest of our suites, located on the ground floor with its own reception area and private bar, staging and backdrop on request.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 240
Cabaret 184
Classroom 160
Dinner Dance 240
Reception 500
Theatre 380
U-Shape 100
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
24.00 14.50 5.50
Grainger Suite
Capacity (145-180)

One section of the Scotswood Suite once partition wall is in place.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 120
Boardroom 60
Cabaret 96
Classroom 70
Dinner Dance 120
Reception 200
Theatre 180
U-Shape 60
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
13.70 14.50 5.50
Marlborough Suite
Capacity (90-140)

Second section of the Scotswood once partition in place, ideal as a break out area from Grainger Suite.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 100
Boardroom 60
Cabaret 64
Classroom 60
Dinner Dance 100
Reception 70
Theatre 140
U-Shape 60
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
11.20 14.20 5.50
Blaydon & Gibbs Suite
Capacity (15-45)

Located close to the Scotswood Suite and ideal as a breakout space or small independent meeting room.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 40
Boardroom 24
Cabaret 24
Classroom 25
Dinner Dance 40
Theatre 45
U-Shape 20
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
8.00 7.40 3.00
Blaydon Suite
Capacity (10-20)

One section of then Blaydon & Gibbs, ideal for breakout or boardroom style.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 12
Boardroom 16
Classroom 9
Dinner Dance 12
Theatre 20
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
8.00 3.70 3.00
Gibbs Suite
Capacity (10-20)

One section of then Blaydon & Gibbs, ideal for breakout or boardroom style.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 12
Boardroom 16
Classroom 9
Dinner Dance 12
Theatre 20
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
8.00 3.70 3.00
Ridley Suite
Capacity (10-20)

Stand alone boardroom style suite.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 12
Boardroom 16
Classroom 9
Dinner Dance 12
Theatre 20
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
8.00 3.70 3.00
Darwin Suite
Capacity (26-80)

Located in our bio medicine west wing building the room benefits from natural light provided by stunning floor to ceiling glass bricks and overlooks Times Square.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 60
Boardroom 36
Cabaret 48
Classroom 36
Dinner Dance 60
Reception 70
Theatre 80
U-Shape 30
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
8.00 18.00 2.70
McClintock Suite
Capacity (15-45)

Located in our bio medicine west wing building the largest room in this building, it benefits from natural light provided by stunning floor to ceiling glass bricks and overlooks Times Square.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 40
Boardroom 24
Cabaret 24
Classroom 24
Dinner Dance 40
Theatre 45
U-Shape 20
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
8.00 12.00 2.70
Jenner Suite
Capacity (6-12)

Located next to the McClintock Suite, ideal as a break out area or boardroom.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 10
Dinner Dance 10
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
8.00 6.00 2.70
Mezzanine
Capacity (80-150)

A popular area for drinks receptions, dinners and product launchs, this is a unique space overlooking our Science Centre exhibitions which cant fail to add an extra buzz to your event.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 150
Dinner Dance 150
Reception 400
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
22.00 33.00 2.70
Planetarium
Capacity (40-70)

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