Digital infrastructure

Digital infrastructure and connectivity are critical to ensure fintech businesses can thrive. The North East is well poised to deliver on these trends, ensuring businesses located here can deliver digital projects effectively, with a flexible workforce, working on business premises or remotely.

In North Tyneside, Stellium Data Centre is the UK’s largest data centre campus providing global connectivity via The North Atlantic Loop to transatlantic cable routes from the USA to Northern Europe connecting North East England to New York City in 66 milliseconds.

Our excellent ICT infrastructure hosts the third fastest Broadband speed within the UK, and the fastest in England (18.96 mb/s – June 2020), ensuring businesses who locate here, have superior connectivity.

Physical Infrastructure

The region is served by an International Airport, three Ports and fantastic rail and road networks, ensuring North East England is connected to all major markets worldwide.

Newcastle International Airport connects the region to the globe with daily flights to London and major European Hubs including Amsterdam and Paris. There is also a daily flight to Dubai, connecting the region to the middle and far east.

For workers and clients travelling by car, the North East offers low commute times with some of the least congested roads in the UK. You can travel to London by train in under three hours and benefit from direct train services to the North West, Midlands and Scotland.

The region is also home to the Tyne and Wear Metro – the UK’s largest rapid transport system outside of London. With over 60 stations in the network in residential and business areas, the Metro connects workers to the centres of Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland as well as Newcastle International Airport. It also connects the city centres to the beautiful North Eastern coast.

There are few places in the world where you can go for a surf in the morning and then be in a bustling city centre for a 9am meeting. Our cities, Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland and Durham, are bustling centres packed full of great culture, nightlife and entertainment. Our coast and countryside are truly some of the best in the country and easily accessible for people who like to enjoy nature and the great outdoors.