Newcastle upon Tyne is the regional capital of the North East of England with approximately 1.6 million people living within 45 minutes of the city.
The city benefits from access to the main train station with intercity connections throughout the country, and excellent road communications with the A1(M) and A194(M) providing direct access to Leeds, Edinburgh and London.
Newcastle is rich in heritage with an established economy and excellent transport links, including a large airport with daily flights to global destinations.
World-class culture, vibrant night-life, award-winning dining, inspiring heritage, fantastic shopping and acclaimed architecture are all found in Newcastle.
St James’ Boulevard was commenced as a regeneration corridor in the late 1990s. The corridor was completed by 2010 and includes the construction and completion of a 12 storey car-park, a hotel (Waterloo Square), residential/commercial accommodation (Citygate) and leisure facility (Dance City). The new corridor extended the gateway to the City out from its old City Wall line and land-locked the retail zone.
The only site that remains undeveloped along the City side of St James’ Boulevard is the Rutherford Street site.
Adjacent to the Rutherford Street site, The Helix will see 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.
University Estates, student residences, Hospital and Civic Centre. Locked in by central motorway and Retail City Centre.
Retail City Centre, including Intu Shopping Centre (Eldon Square). Locked-in by Universities, central motorway and St James’ / Leazes Park.
St James’ Park , including Leazes Park. Regeneration of St James’ Park, completed in the late 1990s, provided a new skyline for the adjacent zones and locks value into the City.
Newcastle Helix. A mixed use site with Grade A office accommodation, space for SMEs, two National Innovation Centres and much much more.
Quayside office and leisure areas, developed during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000’s. Regeneration is now complete and has spread to the Gateshead side of the river.
Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council and Legal & General are working together to develop Newcastle Helix. The project is worth £350m and will convert the 24 acre site to a hub of cutting-edge buildings, grade A office accommodation, research, innovation and homes unlike anything else in the UK.
Hadrian’s Tower is located between Newcastle Helix and the City Centre on St James’ Boulevard.
There are two buildings completed on site already. The Core is home to knowledge-based, research-led companies working in cloud computing, energy, big data and more. Newcastle University’s award winning Urban Sciences Building opened in 2017 and is home to the School of Computing, the National Centre for Energy Systems Integration and more.
Construction is underway on four more buildings. The Lumen is a landmark building that will bring more than 100,000 sqft of Grade A office accommodation to the city centre. The Biosphere provides laboratory and office space for start-ups and SMEs from the Life Sciences sector. The National Innovation Centre for Data and National Innovation Centre for Ageing will move in to a new £50m building on site, and Newcastle University’s Learning & Teaching Centre on the site will provide world class facilities for students and conferencing.
Newcastle has an internationally-renowned reputation for innovation, engineering and medical sciences. Newcastle University has expanded its existing campus in the heart of the city on to the Newcastle Helix site. Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for life sciences and computing, Newcastle University is a catalyst for these sectors in the city.
Based on Newcastle Helix, The Biosphere, a 76,000 sq. ft. laboratory, office and meeting space, will meet the growing demand for life science and biotechnology R&D space in the city
Newcastle University’s Urban Sciences Building is a living laboratory and test-bed for technologies and services that demonstrate practical solutions for digital innovation and global sustainability
Newcastle University has an international reputation for cloud computing, big data, information systems, VR and digital media.
Northumbria University is leading the way in computer forensics and security, gaming and visual effects.
Newcastle has one of the highest post-graduate and student retention rates in the UK.
By Road – The nearest major road is the A167(M)/A1. Follow signs to St. James’ Park and the building is on St. James’ Boulevard.
By Train – The nearest train station is Newcastle Central Station.
By Metro – The nearest Metro station is St. James’ Park.
By Coach – Newcastle Coach Station is 7 minutes’ walk.
High Street Residential is a property development company focused on Build to Rent schemes in the Private Rental Sector in the UK.
We are a team of experienced and motivated professionals with years of construction knowledge in large scale complex developments. We deliver high quality developments through a combination of innovative design, in depth analysis of locations and rigorous research of our target market to ensure maximum sustainability of each of our projects.
We are committed to delivering homes and creating communities with added value where people want to live and work. We have development projects around the country, notably in Newcastle upon Tyne, Birmingham and Milton Keynes.
Visit www.thehighstreetgroup.com/high-street-residential/ for further information on our projects or call 0191 211 4120.