Why North East England

Newcastle is the regional capital of North East England, one of the UK’s core cities and an integral part of the Northern Powerhouse. the UK governments super-connected, globally-competitive northern economy with a flourishing private sector, a highly-skilled population, and world-renowned civic and business leadership.

Newcastle Connectivity: High-speed Latency

Stellium and our connectivity partners offer the lowest possible latency for cloud, IoT, content providers, gaming companies and hyperscalers. Partnering with the world’s leading network and cable operators, Stelliums carrier-neutral facility offers the shortest and fastest routes for delivering content to local market subscribers (consumer and enterprise) and internet customers.

Newcastle Connection: Transport links

Travelling to Newcastle by train is easy thanks to the number of train services which offer regular and direct routes from London, Edinburgh and Manchester. LNER offers a frequent and direct service linking London to Newcastle. You can hop on an LNER train at London Kings Cross and be in the heart of Newcastle city centre in under 3 hours.

Location

Travel Time

Location

Travel Time

Aberdeen

4 hrs 28 mins

Leeds

1 hr 21 mins

Birmingham

3 hrs 15 mins

Liverpool

3 hrs 12 mins

Carlisle

1 hr 24 mins

London

2 hrs 51 mins

Doncaster

1 hr 26 mins

Manchester

2 hrs 17 mins

Edinburgh

1 hr 23 mins

York

56 mins

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Access to three major deep sea ports. The International Ferry Terminal at North Shields is the North of England’s main sea link with Northern Europe and the UK’s most popular cruise port. DFDS operates daily crossings to and from Amsterdam. The Ferry Terminal is located only 8 miles (11 km) east of Newcastle city centre.

Newcastle International Airport offering direct flights from the world’s leading carriers to over 85 world-wide destinations

Newcastle is the UK’s ‘green energy’ city

Newcastle is a major centre for the renewable, offshore and subsea energy industries, registering a 60% growth rate across the sector in the past four years alone, as more global businesses capitalise on our city’s strategic location in the UK. It’s easy to see why business chose Newcastle with access to;

  • North Sea developments such as Dogger Bank Wind Farm, the world’s largest wind farm, comprising of three 1.2GW sites. The Port of Tyne in Newcastle is the onshore base for the wind farm, which will provide renewable electricity for more than 4.5 million UK homes and businesses including Stelliums Newcastle datacentre.  when it is fully operational
  • Britishvolt selected the North East to build Britain’s first Battery Gigafactory.. It totals a £2.6bn investment, one of the UK’s largest ever industrial investments and the largest in the North East of England since the 1980’s. The Gigafactory will provide 3000 highly skilled jobs and up to 5000 more in the wider supply chain. The Britishvolt’s gigafactory is strategically important to the UK automotive industry and a key component in the drive to the UK achieving Net Zero by 2050. The Blyth site was chosen by Britishvolt for excellent transport links and access to clean, renewable energy – the Gigafactory is set to be operational by the end of 2023.

Businesses locating here can also benefit from world-leading R&D facilities, including Newcastle University’s £7 million engineering research facility, the Tyne Subsea, as well as the National Centre for Subsea and Offshore Engineering, and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, the UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy. 

Newcastle Quality of Life

  • Residential property prices are 37% less than the UK average
  • Geordies’ (Newcastle natives) have a global reputation for their warmth and friendliness, and a recent survey by the European Commission voted Newcastle the happiest place in the UK.
  • Newcastle is a city that provides a fantastic quality of life, the best in the UK according to a study by the European Union. 
  • The cost of living is significantly lower than London and other UK cities, which means your money goes further.

Newcastle is the UK’s ‘tech’ and ‘education’ hub

Newcastle is in the very top tier of the UK cities for connectivity and is the fastest growing tech cluster in the UK. We’re home to multiple FTSE 100 companies and have the highest proportion of STEM and computing students in the UK. Our strengths lie across video games design, e-commerce, software development, data analytics and immersive technologies. In 2020, Newcastle ranked top UK city for businesses adopting technology to gain competitive advantage.

Northumbria University based in Newcastle have taken a leap forward in prestigious power rankings. Results from the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) which shows Northumbria University with the biggest rise in research power ranking of any UK university.

The city of Newcastle, combined with Durham, is now host to the largest concentration of researchers outside London creating a northern research powerhouse. This is important for the economy of the North East, for inward investment – public and private – for future collaboration between the universities and business, and for the levelling up impacts of research.

To see further reasons for investing and locating your business in Newcastle please see Invest Newcastle and Invest North East England..

Newcastle is the home of the Data Meridian

Stellium is the meeting place for data-transfer east and west, as well as locally and nationally. By bypassing London, Newcastle is effectively closer to New York than the capital is. We offer a whole new world of opportunity for companies in the energy sector, technology and internet services, media and streaming companies and public sector, not to mention fintech and high frequency trading where saving milliseconds can earn millions of dollars. No other location in the UK offers this level of connectivity, direct from the US and through to mainland Europe. Even better, it’s backed up by the UK’s largest purpose-built data centre campus, with Tier 3+ technology and green power linked direct to the 275KV National Grid.

 

Newcastle – the UK’s leading connectivity hub

Stelliums customers choose us because they require the best connectivity solutions available in the UK. To achieve business success they need direct access to a highly connected community. That’s what Stellium offer. We interconnect them with each other and with their customers.

Newcastle – the UK’s sustainable data centre location

Stelliums power comes from 100% renewable sources. We employ sustainable processes and materials and have created a resilient and efficient data centre environment for our clients. We continue to work with our energy supply chain to develop a wide range of renewable energy products and dedicated source traceability combined with efficiency and best value for money.

Newcastle – the UK’s cloud-ready location

Stellium provide the ideal environment for connecting to the cloud and building your hybrid solutions. All ingredients are here: the hyperscale public clouds, network density, and interconnection services. Stellium is cloud ready.

Newcastle – the UK’s compliance centre

Stelliums commitment to innovation and high standards of excellence are reflected in the accreditations we achieve for our Newcastle data centre and network. Our certifications are global standards issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that recognise the implementation of best practices within the data centre industry.

STELLIUM are members of and support:

Stellium are members of North East England’s largest member organisation, representing around 3,000 businesses. From SMEs to multi-nationals, NEECC bring businesspeople together across a range of member events. Members share conversations, experience and connections and come together to influence and expand the world we do business in. For over 200 years, NEECC have been helping businesses and individuals grow their network, knowledge, influence, and reach.

Covid-19

Stellium closely monitor the developing Covid-19 situation. Given the risks it creates Stellium has as a contingency already activated its Business Continuity Plan ensuring we are prepared in advance to maintain normal services. Stellium relies on the UK Government and NHS advice in shaping its response and continues to assess the measures it has in place and how these need to be adjusted as circumstances change. For further contact email; support@stelliumdc.com.

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