Newcastle Area Guide – Officio

Big Corporations

Newcastle is one of the best destinations for business to work, with many big corporations residing here. The city boasts a top university centre, which is a hub of academic excellence and world-leading research. Here you will learn from and collaborate with peers, experts and business leaders. Big corporations thrive in this destination, with its interconnectivity being second to none.

Bellway

This specific residential property developer and housebuilder build exceptional quality homes throughout the UK for more than 75 years, creating outstanding properties in desirable locations. Their homes are designed to compliment the style of existing local housing developments that meet local demand and enhance the community. Their company headquarters, which are based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, takes control of their 22 divisional offices which cover the main population centre’s across England, Scotland and Wales.

Greggs

This PLC is a well-known British bakery chain. It specialises in savoury products such as different flavours of bakes, sausage rolls, sandwiches and sweet items including doughnuts and iced slices. The headquarters of the businesses is located in Newcastle, which is known as “Greggs House”. Even though its a head office, they don’t expect people to go in their and be all ‘corporate and serious’.

Our Offices to Rent

Coble Dene

Looking to put your business on the map? What better way to start than with a landmark office building? Offering two floors of premium workspace, these providers are totally flexible, allowing teams of one to 150 to attain an impressive business address in Royal Quays. The centre prides itself on its strong IT infrastructure, perfect for businesses that have intensified IT requirements. And the reliable broadband will keep productivity high for everyone. With 24 hour access the team can rest assured that nothing will interrupt their flow, plus being able to move from lounge areas to break out space keeps the mind active.

Silver Fox Way

Set over three floors and split across six wings, this contemporary and impressive workspace greets visitors with a striking reception area and an inviting mezzanine lounge. Along with a strong image, customer service is a high priority. Businesses have the freedom to design their workspace however they wish – display your brand in every corner, chose your own colour scheme or keep it simple and uncluttered, whatever suits you. Want to tailor your meetings in the same way? No problem. This workspace offers catering and a full range of audio visual technology. So, whether you’re hoping to impress a big client or just mull things over a piece of cake with the team, the workspace works around you.

Business Parks

Cobalt Park

This business park is the UK’s largest office park and is situated near Newcastle city centre and airport. From your favourite restaurants and shops to supermarkets and cinemas, Cobalt has everything you need right on your doorstep. All this is set in an idyllic landscape with perfectly manicured spaces for socialising with friends. At the business park, they think that investing in the health and wellbeing of their employees. Even if its riding a bike in their scenic parks or taking on the boot camp challenge, they have something for everyone.

Newcastle Shopping Park

Located in Byker, two miles east of Newcastle’s city centre, this popular retail destination has a wide selection of high street stores, plus free parking! Retailers here range from a large ASDA, TK Maxx, M&S, Argos and JD Sports all the way to even having fitness centre’s such as DW Fitness Club and DW Sports Store.

Small Businesses

According to many studies, Newcastle is the best city to work in the UK. This was based off rankings such as connectivity, co-working spaces and places to grab a bite to eat and drink. It is an ideal location for business, with a high quality universities, skilled talent and some of the best infrastructure. Business will really be able to thrive here.

Proven Goods Co.

This independent business provides some of the most delicious doughnuts in the city. Everything they have to offer is made fresh in the morning, with each batch being hand-rolled and fillings made from scratch by using the best local (and free range) ingredients they can find. The flavours they use are kept seasonal and are always open to experimenting with new ideas and variations. The doughnuts are around until sold out, with them selling out most days, so be sure to get there early at the Hoults Yard HQ for a full selection.

Baltic Shop

This is a must visit independent shop located on the ground floor of the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. It is located on Gateshead Quayside beside the Millennium Bridge, the local shop is a vibrant space packed with quirky gifts and souvenirs, plus a wide range of books and magazines on contemporary art and culture. Browse the unique cards, pick out jewellery, homeware, stationery, eco-friendly and sustainable products, posters and prints that have been created by talented artists as well as a wide range of design-led gifts and Newcastle and Gateshead inspired souvenirs, from the kitsch to the uber stylish and everything in between.

Virtual Offices

Have you ever wanted to have a startup business, but not want to work from behind a desk? That’s where virtual offices come in. They give you a physical address and office related services without the overhead of a long lease and administrative staff. It allows you to be able to do your job from anywhere you want but also still having necessities such as a mailing address, phone answering services, meeting rooms and video conferencing. So, if you’ve ever wanted to work and have a nice sit down cup of coffee whilst doing so, here are the places to go.

Flat Caps Coffee

Located in Carliol Square, this warm, well-lit and beautifully laid out coffee shop brings its customers an industrial-style aesthetic, with it being a welcoming place to sit and work for hours on end in the company of fantastic coffee and the odd treat to keep your motivation high. The food here also pops and the drinks are very spot on – with even the filter coffee being tasty.

Pink Lane Coffee

Located just a hop, skip and a jump away from Central Station, this coffee shop is a sweet little place with a coffee selection to die for, plus the addition of baked goods that make the perfect treat after all your hard work. The fact it is so close to a train station makes this one ideal if you are killing time before catching a train, so you’ll be pleased to know there are larger desk types towards the back of the shop where you can work in a group or write, sketch and have stress-induced breakdowns with room to spare.

History

The history of this city dates back almost 2,000 years, during which it has been controlled by the Romans, the Angles and the Norsemen amongst others. Originally known by its Roman name Pons Aelius. The name “Newcastle” has been used since the Norman conquest of England.

St. James’ Park

This is Newcastle’s football stadium. It is the home of their Premier League side Newcastle United F.C. With a seating capacity of 52,305 seats, it is the 8th largest football stadium in England. It opened in the year of 1892, the same year Newcastle F.C was founded. Outside of the ground, you will be able to witness the Sir Bobby Robson and Jackie Milburn statues, and also witness a tour and experience the history surrounding this club.

Angel of the North

This contemporary sculpture, made by Antony Gormley located in Gateshead, started being construction in 1994, and fully spread its wings in 1998. Rising 20 metres from the earth, it dominates the skyline and towers above all those who come to pay it a visit. Made from 200 tonnes of steel, it has a wingspan of 54 metres and a red-brown colour that comes from the weathering steel which can withstand winds of more than 100 miles per hour. Getting up close and personal with the Angel is an experience you’ll never forget!

Education

It is consistently being voted one of the UK’s favourite student cities – with it being a great place to start your studies. You will definitely be in great company, with a cosmopolitan of university-goers from across the globe. The city is known for its exciting knowledge, great local and high street shopping, iconic landmarks, friendly locals and rich history. No matter who you are or what you enjoy, Newcastle will feel like home from day one.

Newcastle University

This is a highly rated Russell Group institution with a global reputation for academic excellence, research power and graduate employability. There are over 140 nationalities who study here, plus campuses in Singapore, Malaysia and Newcastle, it is a truly international university. Studying here, you’ll benefit from globally-recognised teaching with world-leading research at its core, designed to challenge your ability to think and analyse critically. Then, when you’re not working on your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Newcastle – a city full of history and culture with an excellent reputation among students.

Best Places to Live

Once you get it in your head that you’ve had enough of your property, it’s hard to move on from the thought of Moving Home. Whilst Moving Home is on your mind, have you ever thought about where you’d like to live? There are many first time buyers in Newcastle that haven’t thought about where to start when it comes to looking at where to live. To help you get started with this, here are some of the best places to live in Newcastle.

Fenham

This residential area is a wonderful place to reside within. It is located just 2 miles from the city centre, so will provide you with good transport links and quick access throughout the city. Whether you walk, bike or drive, you will find yourself at the heart of the city in under 10 minutes. Its popularity could also be related to student accommodation there. Fenham has become a busy student area; it’s located just 10 minutes from the University of Newcastle itself. St Mary’s College has since served as student accommodation since its initial closing in 1984.

North & South Shields

Both of them being small coastal towns that sit right on the edge of the city overlooking the sea. They offer residents peaceful coastal walks and a very British feel, even though they always argue which town is better, the local area of the towns are amazing and neither of them would want to live anywhere else. From funfairs on the front to popular shopping centre’s and outlets on the outskirts of the towns, there is always something to do in North and South Shields. There are strong transport links into Newcastle City Centre in both towns, so you can easily access the heart of the city in under 20 minutes. That’s if you would rather be in the centre over the beach!

Jesmond

This area is said to be one of the most affluent in Newcastle. It brings a grand, reputable suburb with a high population and lively local atmosphere. If you prefer the quieter side of life, you will realise that there are lots of other things things to enjoy in Jesmond; this includes garden and riverside walks, parks, museums and more. Activities like this will allow you to take a break from city life and relax outside. Jesmond Dene is one of Jesmond’s greatest outdoor attractions; you’ll find rivers and waterfall to walk by, picnics spaces, playgrounds for the children, a café and even an open-air theatre.

Museums

As we touched on previously, the history of Newcastle dates back at least 2,000 years, so, in the city’s museums, they have showcased everything throughout history for today’s society to see, its incredible!

Discovery Museum

This has got to be one of Newcastle’s most popular free museums, with it not being far from St James’ Park, the iconic football stadium. This is an ideal attraction for people who wish to learn and discover. You will be able to explore stacks of artefacts and exhibits which tell the story of Newcastle’s maritime history, as well as learn about changes in science, technology, fashion and military history.

Great North Museum: Hancock

This is another excellent and free museum for you all to try! Filled with rooms upon rooms of cabinets, curiosities and creatures, visitors to this museum can explore artifacts, come face-to-face with a full size T-Rex and journey back all the way to ancient Egypt, in all in an afternoon.

Nightlife

Now, everyone in the UK knows that Newcastle has got a reputation for its nightlife, whether its from past experiences or indulging in the hit TV show ‘Geordie Shore’. So, get to know the best places to have a drink, cause you’ll definitely need it when visiting here.

The Diamond Strip

Just as the name implies – this is up there with Newcastle’s most glamorous party quarters. Situated right in the beating heart of a bustling city centre, running along Collingwood Street to the end of Mosley Street by Central Station , this place provides venues that are slick and upmarket, but also rowdy and wild once the night gets underway. It’s a good idea to don your Sunday best for an evening in the Diamond Strip. Most of the bars come with strict dress codes and discerning door staff. Inside, you’ll get bumping dance floors run by some of the town’s best DJs, along with glitzy lounges and cocktail deals.

Quayside

Once an industrial powerhouse filled depots and loading docks, but now is a revived area that leads the way in the Newcastle night scene. You will be expecting it reside on the banks of the River Tyne, just west of the Swing Bridge – it even spills over into Gateshead. It appears as though there is always a new bar, venue or eatery opening annually, but most revelers will begin the night in one of the area’s award-winning gastropubs. They serve creative twists on British classics and have lovely beer terraces for when the sun’s out. Later on, it’s easy to mosey north to the Diamond Strip if you want to keep things pumping.

It is no secret that Newcastle is one of the UK’s most loved locations, with it being great for party’s, excitement and plenty of history – but it is definitely one place where you’ll never be bored. Check out our office space to rent in Newcastle or give 020 3053 3882 a call for enquiry purposes, Officio will be happy to help.