The Centre for life, opens out onto Times Square. The Centre for Life is actually the UK’s first biotechnology village and is well worth paying a visit, if you are interested in discovering just how amazing life is! Here you can meet your 4 billion year old family, find out what makes you unique, test your brainpower and enjoy the thrill of the motion simulator ride.
Also worthy of attention is the square itself, in the middle is a single stone building which was once the market manager’s office (this area used to house a bustling market).
Times Square, a large public space, in the middle of the Centre for Life is often used to host events, there is a Cafe some interesting sculpture and an old building. The old building is a relic of the market that once occupied this site. On the ground floor were the offices of the market keeper and the toll collector. Upstairs was living accommodation for the families of both. It was designed by the Newcastle architect John Dobson and built in 1840.