It’s a unique eco-system of commercial laboratories, conference space, Grade A offices and support services, leading the way as a home for ambitious companies within life sciences, healthcare and emerging fields of biotechnology. We’re challenging traditional lab culture, with collaborative areas and modular workspaces that physically adapt to your business needs.
The Biosphere is the first of its kind for Newcastle and a testament to the world-class expertise in life and health sciences within the city and region. It showcases some of the UK’s best technologies and experts to international visitors and hosts workshops and events to share ideas.
This specialist facility is tailored to the commercialisation of life sciences and innovation, research and development in the North East of England’s regional and economic capital.
At a glance
- Opened November 2018
- 90,000 sq ft of laboratory and office space
- Four floors of containment level 2 fitted labs
- Grade A office suite and conference space
- Access to business support
- The Biosphere Brochure
The facility has four floors of containment level 2 fitted labs and write-up areas ready for immediate occupation, together with shared wash-up facilities.
The dedicated floor of Grade A fitted offices is exclusively for the use of science-based companies and those providing appropriate ancillary services.
We also offer a bespoke programme of business support, including expert advice and industry knowledge to help businesses to grow and develop – supporting the journey from world-class research to the commercialisation of products and services.
Other assets in the Helix ecosystem – including the National Innovation Centre for Ageing and the Centre for Process Innovation – ensure full bench-to-bedside development within an hour’s drive, from discovering molecules and clinical trials to manufacturing in pharmaceutical plants.
"The range and quality of the science happening in the Biosphere is remarkable and I have no doubt that more and more academics and entrepreneurs will choose Newcastle as a base to commercialise their products and new discoveries." Dr. Fiona Marshall, Global Head of Neuroscience Discovery, MSD
Make an enquiry
We will be happy to give you any more information you might need or to arrange a viewing.
Feel free to get in touch with Naylors Property Agents:
Jessica Ross +44(0)191 211 1551 email@example.com
Added value from Newcastle Helix
Newcastle University is globally ranked Top 50 for medical sciences (Leiden rankings).
The Unversity's work in medicine and life sciences includes:
- Leading the National Innovation Centre for Ageing
- Best Practice Award at the British Society for Rheumatology 2018 for an innovative new model of care supporting the management of children in the community with musculoskeletal conditions
- The first open-source data sets of non-human primate brain imaging
- The University's Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Chris Day, has been appointed to a national role in helping to shape and influence the strategic development of UK health research policy.
- The city also has one of the largest NHS Hospital Trusts with more specialist services than any other group of hospitals outside of London.
Northumbria University's health and life sciences courses are ranked top 500 globally. Their focus is on research across integrated health and social care, bio-products from food to fuel, and brain performance and nutrition.
The Biosphere has received circa £5m from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund.
Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding
The Biosphere is part funded by the North East Local Growth Fund from HM Government, administered by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership. The North East LEP works to make the North East a place where more businesses invest, grow and prosper. For more information visit northeastlep.co.uk