Living Better

Newcastle Helix is here to help us all live better lives. Easier, healthier, smarter and longer.

The Helix is Newcastle’s flagship development and is the only city centre quarter of its kind in the UK. Hundreds of researchers, businesses and progressive homeowners living and working side-by-side, along with great food, drink and entertainment venues and three beautiful new public spaces.

But it’s so much more than a collection of cutting-edge buildings. It’s a 24-acre testbed and collaborative ecosystem for public and private bodies that’s unlike anything else in the UK.



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Opportunities to attend fascinating talks and events
Opportunities to attend fascinating talks and events
Home to the National Innovation Centres for Data and Ageing
Home to the National Innovation Centres for Data and Ageing
Next generation building design and technology
Next generation building design and technology

Working

Everything in the neighbourhood is dedicated to helping us all live better lives. We’re carefully bringing together world-class technology researchers, buzzing startups and international brands and actively helping them collaborate to bring brilliant innovations to the marketplace.


Our focus is on data science, urban science and life science. Together, we’re transforming the quality of life for families, communities and cities around the world.


We run unique experiments, at scale, that can’t be found anywhere else – from best-in-class building monitoring to testing pioneering integrated solutions for water infrastructure. And in the process, the businesses based here continue to grow, employ more local people and help ensure Newcastle excels as a leader of the digital revolution. It shows the power of cross-sector investment to drive growth and innovation.

Our vision for the future: Newcastle Helix masterplan
Our vision for the future: Newcastle Helix masterplan
Space to grow: community gardens and allotments
Space to grow: community gardens and allotments

Living

Soon there’ll be over 450 homes available for anyone to rent or buy. They will be an exemplar of sustainable urban development and incredibly efficient to heat. You’ll even find dozens of state-of-the-art smart homes you can run from your phone. It will be the future of living, right in the heart of one of the best cities in the UK.


Exploring

We proudly call the 24-acres of Newcastle’s historic brewery site our home. And it’s open to absolutely everyone to visit, explore and learn from – just like any other part of the city centre. We’ve even figured out how to minimise the wind when you come around the corners of buildings – no small thing in Newcastle.

Beautiful, green spaces to relax in
Beautiful, green spaces to relax in
In the cultural heart of the City: a view of Gateshead Millennium Bridge
In the cultural heart of the City: a view of Gateshead Millennium Bridge

Come to meet up, to dine, or to relax in our new green spaces. Bring the kids to an event, check out an expert talk, or discover how we’re boosting local employment.


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