Architect RMJM has been appointed to design and engineer three projects at Newcastle College worth £16m, including this £8.8m "beauty, sport and tourism" building. The practice will also renovate and extend the college's 1960s concert hall and the 19th-century Rye Hill House. The £18m Performance Academy is under construction and due for completion next autumn. The contractor is Sir Robert McAlpine and QS and project manager is Turner & Townsend.