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Lycetts heading to Bank House after 60 years on Dean Street

A leading independent insurance broker is relocating its UK headquarters to the first phase of Newcastle’s Pilgrim Place, after exchanging contracts on 10,000 sq.ft of new office space.   Lycetts has signed a 15-year lease at Bank House, which will see the firm occupy the entire sixth floor of the 14-storey building when construction completes […]

Building on Existing Expertise – the North East’s future is Offshore Wind

By Guy Currey, Invest North East England (INEE) When I have the opportunity to write about our offshore wind sector, and the region’s wider green industry, my first instinct is to ask, ‘Can I have a larger word count?’ Because there is so much to include and an incredible amount the North East can be […]

First occupier confirmed for Newcastle landmark development

One of the North East’s most high-profile development schemes has secured an international law firm as its first occupier, seven months ahead of practical completion. DAC Beachcroft (DACB) has exchanged contracts to become the very first tenant of Bank House in Newcastle, the first of three new office buildings that will make up Pilgrim Place. […]

Global renewable green hydrogen pioneer Lhyfe launches in UK

Global renewable green hydrogen pioneer Lhyfe has launched its first UK operation with the aim of large-scale decarbonisation. The France-based multinational is building a UK team in North East England to identify opportunities to deploy production facilities to support the country’s net zero ambitions. In 2021, Lhyfe (EURONEXT: LHYFE), inaugurated the world’s first plant supplying a renewable […]

Lab space on Newcastle Helix reaches full capacity

A city centre building tailored to the commercialisation of life sciences has reached full capacity. The Biosphere opened its doors just three years ago, and is now home to more than 20 businesses, forming a vibrant and innovative life science cluster on Newcastle Helix. This fit-for-purpose laboratory and office building is dedicated to life science […]

In Conversation | Prof. Paul Watson, Director, National Innovation Centre for Data

Our next ‘In Conversation’ is with Prof Paul Watson, Director, National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD).  The NICD helps organisations learn new data skills, supporting them to gain an insight from their data enabling them to become more productive. The North East has one of the most creative and exciting digital technology clusters outside of London. It is […]

Worldwide recruitment expertise now at the heart of Newcastle’s Biosphere

The world’s leading executive search firm in the HealthTech/BioTech market has established a presence at the heart of Newcastle’s life-sciences sector. The US-headquartered firm The Mullings Group, established more than 30 years ago, now has its first European office having taken space at The Biosphere, which is based on Newcastle Helix. Newcastle Helix is a […]

FedEx Express expansion at Newcastle International Airport creates new jobs for the region

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, today announced it has expanded its operations at Newcastle International Airport, to serve growing export and import demands in the region.   FedEx Express has moved into its own modern facility at the airport, equipped with the latest scanning […]

CPI establishes presence at Newcastle’s Helix quarter 

Following its move to new premises in Newcastle, independent innovation organisation CPI is looking to collaborate and support the commercialisation of deep tech innovations that solve healthcare and sustainability challenges.      CPI has moved into The Catalyst building on Newcastle Helix, a ground-breaking 24-acre city centre development that brings together industry leaders, businesses, and top […]

Leading North East tech company secures growth investment from LDC in £85m transaction

Former North East Company of the Year, Aspire Technology Solutions today announced that it has secured significant minority investment from LDC, the UK’s leading mid-market private equity firm, in a transaction which values the business at £85m.   Aspire is one of the fastest growing IT managed service and cyber security providers in the UK […]