We’re proud of Gateshead. We know it’s a great place to live and work and we have ambitious plans to make the borough even better - for both businesses and residents. Over the next 20 years we are looking to continue to transform Gateshead. As part of our long-term plans we have identified major investment and development opportunities.
We are already home to scores of companies from across the country and around the world. In particular, we are the leading location in the North East for innovation, design and technology. We want to build on that success by attracting new businesses, residents and students to the borough.
Gateshead on the south bank of the River Tyne has a rich cultural and creative heritage that underpins its confidence in the contribution it will make to tomorrow. It’s a place that people readily migrate to, with an unmatched quality of life drawing in people from across the UK, Europe and beyond to enjoy lower cost of living, low commute times and the very best of coast, countryside and urban living - reinforced by The Guardian’s ‘best places to live rankings’ placing NewcastleGateshead at number one in the UK.
We have one of the fastest growing economies in the North East. The borough boasts a highly skilled workforce for technology and industry. We have an international airport and national rail station on our doorstep. Easy access north and south on the A1 and A19 trunk roads. The intu Metrocentre gets over 20 million visitors a year, spending £10 billion. A town centre that is just minutes from the Tyne and neighbouring Newcastle.