The Core

Home to a trail-blazing mix of knowledge-based, research-led businesses, together addressing the most pressing challenges for the future of cities.

The first building on the Newcastle Helix site opening in November 2014, The Core comprises five floors of Grade A office accommodation, a leased floor of office and meeting rooms, and a large open plan event and networking space.

The Core is a place people visit, to interact and collaborate. A work space for SME organisations, there is also a popular, open plan ground floor space which is available for events, conferences and networking. With sustainability at its heart, The Core has a 27m tall living wall, planted sedum roofs, a rainwater harvesting system, and bee hotels.

The Living Wall
The Living Wall

Clients based in The Core operate in sectors associated with addressing future city challenges and promoting digitally enabled sustainability. Occupiers are knowledge based and research led organisations. Examples of occupiers include businesses taking new medical devices to market; patent attorneys specialising in life sciences, medical devices and apps; organisations creating and storing renewable energy; and, an organisation addressing the type 2 diabetes epidemic. There are also IT and tech firms pioneering apps and the internet of things.

The event space
The event space

At a glance

  • 29,000 sq ft of flexible and virtual office space
  • SME businesses addressing future city challenges
  • Sustainability features include a 27 metre tall living wall, bee hotels, planted sedum roofs and rainwater harvesting

The Core:

The Core is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create more jobs.

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