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UK’s largest video games developer opens new studio in Newcastle, recognising the region’s industry profile

The 36-year-old studio and developers of the multi-award-winning Total War Franchise, Halo Wars 2 and Alien: Isolation establish Creative Assembly North in Newcastle. The Creative Assembly™ Ltd., part of SEGA® Europe Ltd., today announced a new development location in Newcastle, UK, sitting alongside their locations in Sussex, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria. The newly established Creative

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Ad Gefrin Architectural Painting as depicted by Architect Richard Elphick.

Ad Gefrin Anglo-Saxon Museum and Distillery Prepares to Welcome Visitors

The innovative £16m project in Wooler, Northumberland will open to the public on 25 March 2023.  The regeneration project sits four miles from Yeavering where a 1950s discovery unveiled one of Britain’s most important archaeological sites.  The statement buildings have been designed by renowned Northumberland architect, Richard Elphick, echoing the great hall aesthetics of 7th-century Northumbrian

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Aerial photograph depicting the construction site of Pilgrim's Quarter

Positive Signs of Progress at Pilgrim’s Quarter Newcastle

Visitors to Newcastle city centre can now see real signs of progress on the construction of the new HMRC complex at Pilgrim’s Quarter, the northern block of the Pilgrim Street regeneration project.   HMRC announced in November 2021 that Newcastle’s Pilgrim’s Quarter, part of the Pilgrim Street development, would become the new home for HM

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Newcastle delegation ready to showcase region at international property conference

On 14 March, leaders from across the North East of England will travel down to Cannes in France to showcase the region at one of the world’s largest real estate conferences.   26 organisations and more than 50 delegates have come together with the united message that the North East is an exciting, innovative and

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Exterior photograph of The Spark building, Newcastle Helix

Avison Young Report Impressive Take Up of new City Centre Office Space

Over the last three decades there was a rush to the East Quayside new office development by the professional and legal sectors because the fixed fabric of Newcastle city centre could not provide the larger floorplates of office accommodation then required.  ‘Times they are a changing now’ with an improved offer of top-quality Grade A

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200 jobs boost as global defence and security firm chooses Newcastle for new research site

Multinational defence and security firm Leonardo has announced that it is investing in creating a new high-technology science and engineering facility on Newcastle Helix, a ground-breaking 24-acre city centre development that brings together industry leaders, businesses, and top researchers into an internationally renowned innovation cluster. Leonardo UK expects to employ over 200 people at the

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North East delegation takes shape ahead of MIPIM 2023

Plans to lead a North East delegation to one of the world’s largest real estate conferences have taken a major step forward following the recruitment of a number of organisations from across the built environment, education and professional services sectors.   Taking place in Cannes, France from 14 to 17 March at the Palais des Festivals,

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The Newcastle Gateshead Quayside pictured at dusk featuring the iconic bridges and Sage Gateshead

Newcastle – A city moving the needle on net zero

Newcastle is a city at the forefront of the fight against climate change and continues to be attractive to companies who are capitalising on the economic opportunities of net zero. In this article, Sam Cassidy, Energy & Sustainability Sector Lead at Invest Newcastle, explains why.   On the 13th January, former Energy Minister Chris Skidmore

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Photograph of Newcastle Helix Building Exterior

New letting at The Spark, Newcastle Helix

Avison Young and Savills, joint letting agents at Newcastle Helix, have announced a new letting within The Spark to the National Audit Office (NAO). NAO have signed a 10 year lease of the fourth floor at The Spark which extends to 10,000sq ft. within the exemplar 106,000sq ft. office building. Designed with the needs of

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Invest Newcastle confirms partnership with UKREiiF 2023

Invest Newcastle has confirmed their involvement with the UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF), which is set to take place between 16-18 May, in Leeds. Inward investment agency, Invest Newcastle, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), drives and delivers economic growth in Newcastle and Gateshead and wider North of Tyne region by securing capital

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