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Farrell Centre Launches in Newcastle
Every city needs a place where people can come together to debate its future – Sir Terry Farrell
On April 22nd, 2023, the Farrell Centre was unveiled to the public in Newcastle. This project was driven by Sir Terry Farrell, founder of Farrells, with the aim of providing a platform for individuals to engage in conversations about architecture and planning, and share their insights regarding the future of cities. The centre is a manifestation of Sir Terry’s vision, as outlined in the 2014 Farrell Review, which proposed the creation of an ‘urban room’ in every city to enable citizens to learn about the city’s past and present and discuss about its future.
In 2018 Sir Terry donated his personal archive to the University and the centre will be its new home where it is open to the public. Located in the Claremont Building, a four-storey Grade II-listed former department store designed by W Hope in 1896, the Farrell Centre comprises a gallery, a research hub and a community space. Its public programme will consist of temporary exhibitions, talks and workshops as well as publications, podcasts and other digital projects set to address urban contemporary issues.
More information on the Farrell Centre: www.farrellcentre.org.uk