Join one of Europe’s most exciting innovation hubs

With £3.4bn in growth deals and £13bn investment in transport, Newcastle is one of the most desirable places to do business in the UK.

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.

Connections for Business

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.

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Helix Brochure - Global Innovation Hub
Helix Brochure - Global Innovation Hub
Where innovative businesses meet science, tech and research
Where innovative businesses meet science, tech and research
Coffee and chats at one of our 'First Friday' events at Newcastle Helix
Coffee and chats at one of our 'First Friday' events at Newcastle Helix

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.


At a glance

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    1.7m people of working age within an hour’s travel time
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    55% of all graduates in the region choose to stay here for work
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    Newcastle is quickly becoming a gigabit city, with connection speeds up to 30 times faster than the UK average

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.

Find your way around Helix

  • The Core The Core
  • The Key The Key
  • The Urban Sciences Building The Urban Sciences Building
  • The Biosphere The Biosphere
  • The Frederick Douglass Centre The Frederick Douglass Centre
  • The Lumen The Lumen
  • The Catalyst - home to NICA and NICD The Catalyst - home to NICA and NICD
  • The District Energy Centre The District Energy Centre
  • The Garage The Garage
  • The Spark The Spark
  • Residential Plots Residential Plots

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