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Gateshead is a vibrant and cost-effective location. Whether you're a business, a developer or an investor we have something for everyone.

Famous for iconic art, love of sports and Europe's largest retail and leisure complex, Gateshead is not only an exciting place to live but also to do business.

Over the last three decades, we've experienced a huge economic restructure and moved away from our reliance on heavy industry. We're now creating a diversified economy focused on high-tech manufacturing and knowledge-intensive services.

With special deals with the UK Government, our Accelerated Development Zone (ADZ) and Enterprise Zone provide a mechanism to deliver essential infrastructure. These, alongside a breadth of available land and premises, are some of the reasons many national and international investors chose Gateshead.

To find out more, why not contact our dedicated team who will work with you to identify the ideal solution.

"The decision to establish a UK studio was an easy one for CCP. The North East has a distinguished heritage of game development, an experienced console-development talent pool and local universities producing exceptional graduates. We have been able to assemble a world-class team of console developers with unparalleled Unreal Engine expertise and integrate them with CCP's global organization."
Richard Smith, Technical Director, CCP Games


Why Gateshead
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Gateshead has the second fastest growing economy in the North East
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A working age population of 200,000, with a further 1m within a 45 minute drive time
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The North East has over 100,000 university students per annum
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The region has the lowest staff attrition rates within the UK, across all sectors