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Invest in Gateshead

Extending nearly 13 miles along the south bank of the River Tyne, covering 55 square miles, Gateshead is home to an impressive mixture of modern urban vitality and rural charm.

With many achievements to boast about, from the introduction of the UK’s first industrial estate back in the 1930s, to modern day iconic structures and smart specialisation sectors, Gateshead continues to lead the way with its innovative and creative approach. Here are some of the things that make Gateshead so unique:

Team Valley Trading Estate
Europe’s largest modern industrial estate, extending 700 acres at the centre of the Tyne and Wear conurbation. The park has direct access points to the A1(M), accommodating over 750 businesses specialising in high end manufacturing and advanced engineering; employing 20,000 people. Key businesses already operating here include: De la Rue, Parker Domnick Hunter, Rettig and Express Engineering.

NewcastleGateshead Urban Core
The cultural, retail, tourism and leisure hub, incorporating the recently regenerated Gateshead Centre.
Baltic Business Quarter – located on the south bank of the River Tyne, is a regionally significant office location with clusters of digital and creative businesses.

The area is also home to the first European VR industry led Centre of Excellence, VTRGO Labs; specialising in emerging technologies working alongside leading brands such as Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover, PlayStation and the Facebook-owned Oculus VR headset.

The site can accommodate a further 80,000 m² of Grade A office accommodation, to attract both regional and international investment meeting a variety of end user requirements. Specifically, businesses within the financial, professional and business services sector would benefit from being located alongside the increasing cluster of service sector businesses, such as Teleperformance and Worldpay.

Follingsby Park/South
Providing 97,902 m² of primary accommodation for manufacturing, distribution and logistics’ services with access to both the A19 and A1(M), Follingsby is already home to a number of high-profile distribution and logistics occupiers such as DHL and FedEx.

South of Follingsby Park is Gateshead’s Enterprise Zone site, providing 50 acres of land to support the development of a further 90,000 m² of warehousing and distribution space; further cementing its position as the premier distribution park in the North East.

Gateshead is at the heart of the region and positioned to take advantage of easy access to all local, national and international markets; providing links to air, rail, car and ferry services. With a working age population of 1.4m within a 10 mile radius, businesses can benefit from a flexible, motivated and skilled workforce, with highly competitive employee costs.

The area’s business environment and infrastructure is ranked within the top 50 of all UK local authorities, which is why it has proven to be the location of choice for manyinternational companies. Its diverse and growing business base, complemented by the supportive environment, provides the perfect setting from which to establish and realise businesses’ growth aspirations.

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