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Newcastle

THE CITY

Newcastle is situated in the historic County of Northumberland, in the north east of England. The city and surrounding towns share a stunning coastline and balance of cultural attractions, lively nightlife and growing reputation for its business priority, Newcastle is an attractive place to work, learn and invest in.

ECONOMY

The city has an internationally renowned reputation for medical sciences and sustainability. Human health and social work rank as the top business sector in the city followed by real estate activities and information and communication sectors. Digital, advanced manufacturing and health and life sciences are areas of strategic importance in the city with aims to continue their strong performance and encourage further growth. Business districts in and around the city include the city core, Newcastle Southern and North Tyneside. Newcastle takes pride in and values its skillful and driven workforce.

TRANSPORT

You’ll have no trouble getting around Newcastle with their extensive public transport system. The Tyne and Wear metro system has over 60 stops citywide. Alternatively, you can travel outside of the city by catching a train from Central Station. There are 3 bus services running throughout the city and Newcastle International Airport provides links to over 80 destinations.

EDUCATION

The city is home to Newcastle University, a prestigious Russell Group University, as well as Northumbria University which is a national leader in business and enterprise. Close to Newcastle are other internationally renowned universities such as Durham University and Sunderland University. 

RETAIL

Newcastle is home to an array of shops ranging from independent boutiques to luxurious designer brands so you won’t be short for shops to visit. There are also 2 fantastic shopping centres; Metrocentre and Eldon Square. Newcastle is a compact city so don’t forget to rest your feet between shops and stop off at a restaurant or pub nearby.

LEISURE AND SPORT

In a diverse city like Newcastle, you’ll never find yourself short of things to do. If you enjoy the theatre you can watch a live show at the world’s oldest working Victorian theatre, or take in some culture on the city’s doorstep and visit Newcastle Castle. Alternatively, if you are a sports fan why don’t you squeeze a football or rugby fixture in St James’ Park Stadium or Kingston Park Stadium whilst you’re visiting.

HOTELS

With the city’s impressive selection of hotels, you’ll find a range of hotels so you can select the one which matches your taste and budget. For instance, you can choose an option which suits your agenda best, be it a standard and low budget room or splash out on a grander, stylish room.

  • Collingwood Street, Newcastle, NE1

    Serviced Office

    Price from £130 per workstation/month

    These offices are of the highest standards, boasting the very latest in communication infrastructure. Fitted-out...
    • 24/7 Access Control

      24/7 Access Control

    • Communal Breakout

      Communal Breakout

    • Tech Support

      Tech Support

    • Air Conditioning

    • Secure Storage

    • Modern Lighting

    • WiFi

  • Clavering Place, Newcastle, NE1

    Serviced Office

    Price from £150 per workstation/month

    This office space in Newcastle is the ideal solution if you need to hire a...
    • Tech Support

      Tech Support

    • Call Handling

      Call Handling

    • 24/7 Access Control

      24/7 Access Control

    • Communal Breakout

      Communal Breakout

    • Dedicated Internet Line

    • Printing & Photocopying

    • High Speed Internet

    • Post Handling

    • Meeting Rooms

    • Air Conditioning

    • Staffed Reception

    • Open Plan

    • Passenger Lifts

    • Private Offices

    • Tea Points

    • Cleaning Services

    • WC Facilities

    • Video Conferencing

  • Key facts

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    Population

    300,200

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    GVA (billions)

    £ 9,184

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    Working Population

    68%

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    Employment Rate

    72%

    Top 5 Business Sectors in Newcastle

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    Business Count by Size (%)

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    Key Employers

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    Employment by Occupation (%)

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    Local Transport

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    • Newcastle Central Station
    • Tyne and Wear Metro System
    • intu Metrocentre Station
    • Arriva, Stagecoach & Quaylink Bus Services

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    Newcastle International Airport

    Education

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    • Newcastle University
    • Northumbria University