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Only 2 hours 37 minutes from London Kings Cross by railway and 20 minutes from the major regional airport, Science Central is close to St. James’ Metro station and less than a ten minute walk from Newcastle Central Station. Get more details at the foot of this page.
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The North East is now the only UK region with a positive balance of trade. It provides an excellent quality of life and its five major universities generate over 100,000 graduates and postgraduates each year who want to stay here. We have a partnership that can help you identify markets, opportunities and staff. Come and look!
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The UK is the number one destination for inward investment in Europe. In 2011/12 7,354 jobs were created in the North East region through Foreign Direct Investment, more than any other UK region.
Global brands that have chosen to make the North East their UK home include GE Wellstream, Komatsu, Sage, Technip, Nissan, Relections (Ubisoft Studios), Siemens, Fueled, Duco, Bridon, Akzo Nobel, Procter and Gamble, SCM Pharm, Nestle, Eutechnyx, Northern Power Grid, Pearson Engineering, Nissan, Hitachi Rail and others.
Backed by Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University, and forming part of the Newcastle Science City (NSC) Initiative, the development builds on the city’s existing scientific expertise. Already recognised as the UK’s most sustainable city, Newcastle is recognised globally for its expertise in sustainable sciences.
Newcastle Science Central will build on this reputation to become a new hub for businesses and research and development that will help to address important global sustainability challenges that growing cities face today. The ambition for the development is to make sure that Science Central, and the scientific and technology research happening in Newcastle, plays a leading role in transforming Newcastle into a smart future city.
With construction of The Core now nearing completion, and a £50 million investment announced by Newcastle University to bring the new nationally significant research facilities to Science Central by September 2017, the development is well and truly open for business.
The site will be embedded with sensors and smart metering infrastructure, enabling new solutions to area-wide monitoring of data, energy and water to be developed and trialed. A new Cloud Computing Centre has been given the go-ahead which will be based in The Core from November 2014. Funding has also been announced for a new open energy storage test bed on Science Central.
Combining cutting-edge architecture with new public spaces, the research expertise of Newcastle University working alongside innovative businesses, this unique location will become an environment where nature, design, research and industry come together for the benefit of all. Site wide infrastructure is in place and plots of every possible size are available. Whether you’re a science and technology business looking for an exciting new location, a developer looking for the next big opportunity, or an interested member of the public – now is the time to get involved.
For more information on the wider site, visit the Science Central website or speak directly to a member of the team
How to find us
The Core is less than a 5 minute walk from St. James’ Park football stadium and metro station, and less than a 10 minute walk from Newcastle Central railway station.
When walking from Central Station, exit via the main doors, cross the road onto Grainger Street, opposite, and take the first left on to Westgate Road. Bath Lane is the third turning on your right hand side. Follow Bath Lane up the side of the city’s historic West Wall. After 200 yards, you’ll come to a dual carriageway, St. James’ Boulevard. We are on the other side of the road.
If cycling, there are numerous bike racks on site.
You can get buses 36, 36B, 71, 87 or 88 from Berwick Street (across the road from Central Station), up to St James’ Park.
Other buses that stop at St. James’ Park include the 12, 39, 40, 62, 685, X82, X84, X85.
The two main bus stations for Newcastle (Haymarket and Eldon Square bus stations) are on Percy Street, a 5-10 minute walk from The Core. From here, follow signs to St. James’ Park, a two minute walk from The Core.
Newcastle is easily accessible by road via the A1 from the north and south and the A69 from the west.
There is very limited visitor car parking on site, which must be booked in advance to guarantee a space. There are various public car parks close to The Core. Please see the links below for more information.
If you’re travelling to our car park using a route planner or sat-nav, the postcode is NE4 6BQ.
PLEASE NOTE: The Newcastle Helix car park has relocated. Please see the links below which explain the current car parking arrangements on site. Due to changes in how the car park is managed we are unable to take same day visitor bay bookings.
Newcastle Central Station is situated on the east coast main line linking England and Scotland. It is directly accessible from London King’s Cross, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The journey from London King’s Cross takes between 2.5 to 3 hours.
The walk from the station to our offices is approximately 10 minutes, directions can be found in the BY FOOT section.
Taxis are also available immediately outside Newcastle Central Station.
Seven miles north west of The Core, Newcastle International Airport is the region’s largest airport, receiving flights from over 80 destinations worldwide, including Dubai and New York and handling 4.6 million passengers a year.