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 one of the biggest regeneration sites in the UK.
Newcastle is already one of the UK's fastest growing tech hubs. The industry-led Dynamo network has more than 150 member IT organisations, large corporate employers in the region, consultants, technology hubs, education providers, local government and suppliers to the industry. The Analyst Network North East (ANNE) is a network where analysts from the academic, public and private sector can connect and exchange ideas on quantitative and qualitative analysis.
There are fantastic transport connections. Newcastle International Airport is a key economic driver with more than 80 routes and airlines including Emirates, Air France, British Airways, and KLM. There are superb rail links too with more than 30 trains a day to London and direct routes to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham.
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.