And over the next five years, the Helix will become home to university researchers, big businesses, startups, and hundreds of residents – along with some of the best food and drink outlets in the city. It’s a core part of Newcastle’s plan to deliver 14,000 new jobs by 2030 and already the biggest single regeneration site in the UK.
Newcastle is already the fastest growing tech hub outside of London, thanks to our incredible researchers, history of innovation and fantastic transport connections (Newcastle International Airport was voted the Best Airport in Britain and over 30 trains go daily to London).
And with the collaborations between businesses and Newcastle University’s world-leading data science, urban science and life science researchers, ground-breaking innovations will further boost Newcastle as an international tech hub.
There will be 11 buildings covering 500,000 sq ft, united by a single purpose: to help us all live healthier, longer, smarter and easier lives.
Newcastle University Business School is next door to the Helix site. Collaborative research, consultancy services and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are some of the ways that businesses at Helix can work with the Business School.
This vision will inform every aspect of working life here. And the products and services developed here improve life for families, communities and cities alike.