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Welcome to The Biosphere

A fit-for-purpose laboratory and office building dedicated to life science innovation, research, development, and commercialisation.

Located in the heart of Newcastle’s City Centre and £1.5bn life science eco-system, The Biosphere is a place where life sciences businesses can thrive…

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Welcome to The Biosphere
A fit-for-purpose laboratory and office building dedicated to life science innovation, research, development, and commercialisation.

Located in the heart of Newcastle’s City Centre and £1.5bn life science eco-system, The Biosphere is a place where life sciences businesses can thrive…

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Perfectly Placed

Our building is located in the heart of the North East of England’s regional and economic capital – Newcastle. We are surrounded by a £1.5bn life science eco-system on Newcastle Helix, a vibrant 24-acre district that brings together a community of industry leaders, businesses, and top researchers in an internationally renowned innovation community. Newcastle is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK and a popular hot spot for innovative and ambitious life science companies

Top universities

Our city centre is home to both Newcastle University and Northumbria University, with three other universities all within an hours’ drive. Between them they educate more 100,000 students and around half of these study STEM subjects – the highest proportion of any English region. Newcastle University ranks in the world’s top 50 for life sciences research with academic centres of excellence at our five universities in age-related diseases, personalised medicine, and digital healthcare.  

  • Newcastle University
  • Northumbria University
  • Durham University
  • Teesside University
  • University of Sunderland

Getting here

Getting to and from our city is easy. We have all of the infrastructure you would expect of a major European city that is well-connected by air, rail, and road.

  • Newcastle International Airport is only 20 minutes away from our city centre, flying to more than 85 world-wide destinations 
  • Central station is only a ten-minute walk from The Biosphere, with 40 trains travelling to London every day 
  • A gateway to the rest of the UK with London, Edinburgh, Leeds, and Manchester all reached in under 3 hours
  • The Tyne and Wear Metro is a light rail system which has over 60 stops, will take you to the regions’ major local landmarks. The nearest stop is only a 2-minute walk from The Biosphere.
  • City is connected by major roads, including the A1 (M) that connects us to major routes across the UK.

Local Amenities

The Biosphere is right next to our vibrant and buzzing city centre with a vast array of restaurants, cafes, bars, and urban spaces.

Top universities

Our city centre is home to both Newcastle University and Northumbria University, with three other universities all within an hours’ drive. Between them they educate more 100,000 students and around half of these study STEM subjects – the highest proportion of any English region. Newcastle University ranks in the world’s top 100 for life sciences research with academic centres of excellence at our five universities in age-related diseases, personalised medicine, and digital healthcare.  

  • Newcastle University
  • Northumbria University
  • Durham University
  • Teesside University
  • University of Sunderland

Getting here

Getting to and from our city is easy. We have all of the infrastructure you would expect of a major European city that is well-connected by air, rail, and road.

  • Newcastle International Airport is only 20 minutes away from our city centre, flying to more than 85 world-wide destinations 
  • Central station is only a ten-minute walk from The Biosphere, with 40 trains travelling to London every day 
  • A gateway to the rest of the UK with London, Edinburgh, Leeds, and Manchester all reached in under 3 hours
  • The Tyne and Wear Metro is a light rail system which has over 60 stops, will take you to the regions’ major local landmarks. The nearest stop is only a 2-minute walk from The Biosphere.
  • City is connected by major roads, including the A1 (M) that connects us to major routes across the UK.

Local Amenities

The Biosphere is right next to our vibrant and buzzing city centre with a vast array of restaurants, cafes, bars, and urban spaces.

What we offer

High quality chemistry and biology labs, office, and meeting space for new, growing, and established businesses. Our building contains fitted Category II laboratories and write up spaces as well as a co-working and virtual space. We connect businesses to the city’s growing life science cluster and facilitate access to business support, driving innovation, collaboration, and commercialisation within the sector.

The Building

The building is owned and operated by Newcastle City Council and is a meeting point for our growing life science cluster. 

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The Space

Flexible and adaptable laboratory, office, co-working, meeting, and events space.

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Our People

Our onsite team and partners are on hand to support you at every stage of your business journey.

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Eco-system

We are part of a £1.1bn life science eco-system in the North East.

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Key benefits

It isn’t just the technical specification of the building that is adding value for occupiers, it’s the eco-system of support and access to life science assets all within an hour’s drive of The Biosphere. The region is home to one of the UK’s largest NHS trusts which has been rated outstanding for the second year running and has built a global reputation as a UK hotspot for clinical trials.

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