Why North East England | Newcastle Data Centre | Stellium

Why North East England | Newcastle Data Centre


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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 United Kingdom government’s super-connected, globally-competitive northern economy with a flourishing private sector, a highly-skilled population, and world-renowned civic and business leadership.

Why not go North UK for your data centre requirements

Following the hottest June on record where temperatures in London exceeded 32 deg C (June 2023) with no sign of reducing in future, why not look North for your UK data centre needs?

Stellium’s Tier 3+ data centre in Newcastle operates in much less hostile temperatures, rarely exceeding 22 deg C (June 2023).

The consequences are lower cooling bills and a cooling system that always works well within its design parameters.

Chart showing the variability of carbon intensity by Region across the UK over the last 12-months (2022-2023)

Source: National Grid ESO

Location – not to be ignored when considering where you put your businesses IT workloads.

Don’t believe the hype when being sold the dream on sustainable data centre locations. If you want to make an impact, then choosing the right location like the North East for your digital infrastructure pays dividends.

Newcastle Connectivity: High-speed Latency

Stellium and our global 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, national and global market subscribers (consumer and enterprise) and internet customers.

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Newcastle Connection: Transport links

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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.


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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.

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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. That is why we’ve chosen to operate our sustainable data centre here. 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
  • North Sea Link Project – UK / Norway interconnector – providing 1400MW of Hydro generated sustainable Power

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

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  • 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

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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 an impeccable data centre service and 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.


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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’s colocation Newcastle offers. We interconnect them with each other and with their customers.

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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.

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Newcastle – the UK’s cloud-ready location

Stellium – one of the leading UK data centres – 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.

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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.

Business support services when locating in North East England:

Invest North East England’s (INEE) highly experienced team is the first point of contact for companies looking to locate and invest in the region. The team connects businesses to the region’s network of specialist organisations and individuals, and provides the information, support and advice essential for businesses looking to locate in North East England.

Their team has access to the UK Government, support agencies, sector specialists, universities, colleges, knowledge networks, finance streams and business organisations, helping your transition and move to North East England run smoothly.

Invest North East England supports businesses with a whole range of practical relocation support and advice including:

  • Advice on availability of land and property and costs
  • Information and statistics on the local economy, demographics, infrastructure and labour market
  • Organising visits to the region and meetings with key stakeholders
  • Access to finance – guidance on the availability of financial assistance and grants
  • HR support, including wage comparisons, training, recruitment and local market information
  • Support for key employees and their families moving to the area
  • Introductions to supply chain knowledge networks and technological expertise
  • A Personal Account Manager dedicated to your project with a full aftercare programme.
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The North East Growth Hub is delivered by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP). The LEP works to make the North East a place where more businesses invest, grow and prosper, to deliver more and better jobs for everyone.

The Hub is a crucial part of the LEP’s Business Growth strategy. Business growth and access to finance are key drivers for more and better jobs. They are necessities in addressing market failures to support stronger indigenous businesses to drive up GVA and employment. The North East LEP’s Business Growth Programme provides the framework for an investment of over £200m in access to finance and business support over six years. This investment will increase profitability, wages and employment across the local economy.

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership area covers County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland. The North East LEP Board is business led and chaired by Andrew Hodgson, former chief executive officer of Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD).

If you have any further questions about the North East LEP, please contact info@nelep.co.uk


STELLIUM are members of:

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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.

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