Explore The Core within the UK, Newcastle upon Tyne and in the context of the wider Newcastle Helix site.


Only 2 hours 37 minutes from London Kings Cross by railway and 20 minutes from the major regional airport, Newcastle Helix 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.

Your next UK location

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!

Talent Pool

Home to two outstanding universities with areas of excellence in medical and life sciences, engineering, computing sciences, business management, law and art and design.

Global brands

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, Hitachi Rail and others.

Newcastle Helix is a new urban quarter in Newcastle. It's central to the city's economic future and is Europe's newest science and technology hub.

At 24 acres, Newcastle Helix is the largest city centre development site in the UK. It is an exemplar in urban sustainability, housing a mixed community made up of educational, business, residential and leisure facilities. Unique research partnerships between Newcastle University, Siemens, Northumbrian Water and Northern Power Grid are in place around a range of site-wide innovations, using Newcastle Helix as a living laboratory for new urban management systems.

In the last four years, development has accelerated. The Core has now been joined by three new research buildings (The Key, Urban Sciences Building, The Catalyst), an auditorium (the Frederick Douglass Centre) and two significant new workspace buildings (The Biosphere and The Lumen). The pipeline of other developments includes further large-scale commercial workspace at The Spark, a District Energy Centre, residential space and multi-storey parking.

For more information on the wider site, visit Newcastle Helix or speak directly to a member of the The Core team.

How to find us

By Foot

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.

By Bus

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.



By Car

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.




By Train

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.

View Station Info

By Air

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.

Airport Taxis pick-up and drop-off directly in front of the terminal. Other taxis, if ordered, pick you up or drop off across the road from the terminal. A taxi into the city centre takes about 15 minutes. There is also a Metro station in the airport, and a Metro to St. James or Haymarket stations will take about 25 minutes. Buses also run to Newcastle Haymarket from the airport entrance.

View Airport Website