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November 8, 2017

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Over twenty-five regional and national businesses have so far confirmed to join Invest Newcastle at next year’s MIPIM: The World’s Leading Property Market 2018 in Cannes.

Keepmoat, Tier One Capital, GVA, Ryder, Highbridge Properties, NBS and Science Central are some of the key partners already lined-up to project Newcastle’s vision and attract investment at the global property event which takes place from March 13th-16th at The Palais des Festivals.

MIPIM provides a key opportunity for Newcastle to demonstrate the growth of core sectors including tech, digital, health and life sciences to investors and highlight the growing demand for Grade A offices – 2017 alone saw active demand for 400,000 sq ft Grade A office space.

Chief Executive of Newcastle City Council Pat Ritchie said: “Last year was about building momentum and confidence, and this year we feel that Newcastle’s moment has arrived and that there has never been a better time to invest in Newcastle. MIPIM is a great platform to showcase our collective offer.

“The city is seeing sustained growth and our market position is solid as developments like Newcastle Science Central and the Stephenson Quarter continue at pace. Our strong partnership approach demonstrates that we are willing and open for business.”

Delegates to the event who are to include global capital investors will be able to visit the Newcastle Pavillion and hear from key partners discussing topics such as the growth of core sectors, talent and skills growth in North East England and thought leadership in the investment space such as new peer to peer funding models.

GVA, the country’s leading and most diverse real estate advisory service are just one organisation who will be sponsoring and partnering with Invest Newcastle to represent the city next year. Roger Speirs Senior Regional Director, GVA Newcastle said: “GVA are delighted to be supporting Invest Newcastle.  We see this as an excellent opportunity to promote some of the major projects and schemes that we are involved in including Science Central and the East Pilgrim Street regeneration scheme.

“We are again sponsoring the investor dinner and will be holding a seminar on Public and Private Sector partnering.  MIPIM is a great forum to promote the region to investors and potential occupiers and it is therefore key that we attend.   Partnering with Invest Newcastle gives us the opportunity to stand alongside both public and private sector partners to present a united story.  MIPIM is a powerful and unique opportunity to promote the region to potential inward investors.”

The emergence and growth of key sectors that include health, life sciences, tech and digital will also be a running theme throughout the exhibition and will be discussed in relation to the growing clusters of businesses landing within those strategic sites.

Newcastle Science Central, is one of those sites and a key accelerated development zone. Spanning 24 acres of mixed-used prime city centre development land, the site is quickly becoming a hotbed for companies who want to work in an environment hub that matches their company ethos.

The city is also home to one of the most vibrant digital clusters outside of London and the presence of some of the UK’s biggest digital tech businesses such as Sage has long attracted innovative start-ups to the region.




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