Manufacturing’s gateway to the world

Manufacturing’s gateway to the world

North Tyneside offers a fantastic infrastructure to growing companies with modern business parks and easy access to anywhere in the UK or abroad.

North Tyneside is home to a number of valuable industrial sites with extensive river-front access and a deep water port, attracting a range of businesses including Smulders, Fabricom Offshore Services, WD Close, Quick Hydraulics, Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) and Barrier Group.

New sites currently being developed in the borough include the Swans Offshore Energy Park, which falls within the North Bank of the Tyne Enterprise Zone. This 17-hectare site is exceptionally well-positioned for the North Sea and within easy reach of key, offshore energy locations including Dogger Bank. The site offers maximum flexibility with bespoke advanced manufacturing units designed and built to meet the needs of individual occupiers.

North Tyneside Council is committed to making the Energy Park a huge success, with £26m investment already spent on major works. This includes quay edge improvements, dredging to allow larger vessels to berth, building new access roads and upgrading existing ones. Also located on the site, the Swans Centre for Innovation (CFI) is a modern office building which is home to a range of offshore energy, subsea and marine businesses, from start-ups to established companies.

Since its launch, the CFI has attracted a range of businesses including Bibby Offshore Ltd, M2Subsea Ltd and Jackson Hogg Recruitment.

Due to its success, the next phase of the CFI has now been approved and will include full refurbishment of the three upper floors of the office block to provide a range of offices, meeting rooms and break-out spaces.  The Swans and CFI projects are part financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), managed by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Further along the river, the Port of Tyne’s Royal Quays Enterprise Park comprises a large development area of up to 30 hectares with Enterprise Zone status. Located less than 3km from open sea, the site offers a prime location with access to multiple riverside berths that accommodate both passenger and cargo vessels.

As part of the Port of Tyne estate, the Enterprise Park can benefit manufacturers immediately, as it is fully integrated into a mature logistics infrastructure. With container, RoRo, ferry, bulk cargo and road connectivity close by, the site offers a superb development opportunity.

In addition to river front sites, North Tyneside offers a range of industrial parks in urban locations including the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate. This established commercial hub comprises industrial, distribution and office space, as well as two new developments offering bespoke Grade A industrial units.

Indigo Park is an 82-acre development site offering bespoke industrial, distribution and R&D premises. The site is one of the largest in the North and offers units ranging in size from 40,000 sq ft to 1.5 million sq ft. Improvement works around the site have recently been completed, creating a new access road and adding a signalised junction leading to the Park.

Complementing the borough’s excellent infrastructure and word-class property solutions, North Tyneside is also home to a cluster of training providers operating in the offshore industries. Advanced Industrial Solutions (AIS) and Maersk Training provide world-class training in the renewable, maritime and subsea sectors. Since opening in the borough both companies have experienced significant growth and success, attracting trainees from across the globe.

For further information on opportunities and support available in North Tyneside, please contact
Sean Collier on (0191) 643 6409 or visit