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Working Environments: Newcastle City Centre

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28 Jun 2015
In my latest blogs I have looked at Quorum Business Park and Cobalt Business Park and what these working environments have to offer both businesses and employees. However whilst our research has shown that both of these sites offer a number of perks and benefits, as stated from the outset, we will be relocating our Newcastle office from Rotterdam House in Quayside to Newcastle City Centre to be as accessible to our clients and candidates as possible. Most office spaces are in a short walking distance to the main train station, meaning for group structure business it is particularly accessible as direct trains are regular from all major UK cities. With our head office located in Manchester, our Managing Director,Jo Sellick, makes the weekly journey to our area and often uses the train to avoid rush hour traffic.

The Metro stations dotted around the city centre also mean quick access can be made within the area to other clients, stations include St James's, Haymarket, Monument, Jesmond and Manors. There is a natural buzz with shoppers, restaurant goers and business people walking around; the City Centre really is the business hub of the city.

City centre locations are popular across the UK for accessibility reasons but Newcastle is unique in many ways:

1.    Award winning historic architecture

The offices available offer a mix of history and air conditioning so there is the best of both worlds for city workers. The city centre architecture has also topped the best streets list in a BBC

Radio 4 pole where Grey Street is located was named as one of the best streets.

2.    Newcastle Science City

Now in its eleventh year, the Newcastle Science City is a long-term committed partnership between Newcastle University and Newcastle City Council. The initiative has turned the city into a world leader in ageing and health, sustainability, and stem cells and regenerative medicine.

As a result the skyline, particularly around the Gallowgate End of St James Park, has changed significantly as new modern, buildings emerge, contributing to the present and future economy of the city. This has been one of the biggest urban regeneration projects of its kind in the UK. What's more, this continued investment in the city centre has meant that it is a more attractive place to work than the waste land and economically deprived area it once was.

The regeneration has also resulted in new offices being erected, so choice of location in the city centre has also improved, this option can mean that capital investment is not required as the offices are well presented and ready to move straight into, unlike many in the older part of town.

3.    High calibre graduate workforce

With both Newcastle University and Northumbria University located in the city centre, the students often fall in love with Newcastle city and decide to set up permeant home on completion of their studies. Local businesses can then choose from the highest calibre of graduates.

4.    Close amenities:

The Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle proudly claims to have been ranked as the seventh busiest arena in the world by Pollstar magazine, so if you want to see a show after work it is easy to get to as you are already close. The home of Newcastle United is also fairly close so if there is a mid-week fixture at St James's Park you are already there. Not a magpie? It's just as easy to get the Metro to the Stadium of Light after work. The city centre is also handy should you wish to meet friends after work as there are hundreds of pubs, restaurants and hangouts to meet people, all in walking distance.   

5.    Heath Facilities:

The newly opened Pure Gym by Lane 7 has also proved very popular, but on a wider scale. Additionally, The Great North Run attracts 56,000 runners each year. This year is sure to be a success too on Sunday 13 September 2015.

Wherever people work in Newcastle, one thing is for sure, there are plenty of good quality offices to choose from, all offering something slightly different.

I would be delighted to hear your thoughts on working in the City Centre in the comments below…
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