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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.

A long-term partnership between Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University, the Helix secured one of the biggest deals seen in the city when the partnership secured Legal & General Capital as a long-term investment partner in June 2016.

Legal & General have initially invested £65m, which will accelerate completion of two further buildings offering 20,000m2 of Grade A office space, expected to create around 2,000 jobs, and will help unlock further investment in commercial and residential plots.



Level 4
King's Gate
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Contact:   michelle.duggan@newcastle.ac.uk
Job title:   Partnership Manager
Tel:   0191 208 4924
Email:   info@newcastlehelix.com
Website:   https://newcastlehelix.com

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The Core - Newcastle Helix

The Core offers over 29,000 sq ft of flexible, shared and virtual office space for science, digital and innovative businesses.

The Core is the place for collaboration, where people and businesses come together to share skills and knowledge, generate ideas and make futures. With free access to informal communal spaces throughout the building and a varied events and social programme, The Core offers a relaxed an open working environment.

For more information about The Core follow the link

The Biosphere - Newcastle Helix

Due to open in October 2018, The Biosphere provides 76,000 sq ft of specialist facilities for the flourishing life sciences and healthcare sector in the region, offering high quality, incubation and grow-on space to meet the needs of innovative businesses in this sector.

Combining Containment Level 2 laboratories with Grade A offices, the Biosphere will create a unique eco-system.

The building has been developed by a design team led by Aura alongside award-winning architects Ryder, who have been supported by leading industry specialists including CAM-SCI, to ensure the building meets the needs of the healthcare and life sciences sector.

For more information follow the link


Urban Sciences Building - Newcastle Helix

Opened in 2017, the building is home to Newcastle University’s School of Computing and the National Centre for Energy Systems Integration.

It is also the hub for Newcastle University’s role in the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities. The Urban Observatory the creates and curates the largest, open, real time urban dataset in the world. The National Green Infrastructure Facility is an at-scale, real world test bed for sustainable drainage research. The Decision Theatre is an interactive 3D facility that provides companies, policy makers and researchers with powerful data visualisation for collaborative decision making.

The building is also central to Newcastle University’s partnership with global engineering and technology giant, Siemens, containing both the Mindsphere Laboratory for IoT research, and energy storage experiments.

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Teaching and Learning Center - Newcastle Helix

The Learning & Teaching Centre is a key aspect of Newcastle University’s investment in Helix.

Once complete, these state-of-the-art £34m facilities will comprise a stunning auditorium for 750, a 200-seat lecture theatre and a range of seminar rooms and exhibition spaces over several floors.

This way, the building will be able to accommodate both the classic lecture teaching as well as enable more organic learning methods, such as breakout groups, self-directed study, and flipped lectures, where the students, not the lecturer, are the focus of attention.

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The Lumen - Newcastle Helix

Construction of The Lumen started in Summer 2018 and is the first of Legal & General’s investments in the Helix site.

Combining contemporary design with cutting-edge amenities, the Lumen will offer over 100,000 sq ft of Grade A offices and unparalleled opportunities to collaborate with researchers and other brands within the Helix ecosystem.

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