The Biosphere

The Biosphere – a life sciences centre for research and development and business incuabtion, Newcastle.

The Biosphere is new regional facilities with a global vision offering a unique eco-system of commercial laboratory space, offices and support services presenting a welcoming home for ambitious companies within life sciences, healthcare and emerging fields of biotechnology. Specifically the £24m building offers :

  • 90,000 sq ft of laboratory and office space
  • Three floors of containment level 2 fitted labs
  • Grade A office suite and conference space

The facility opened its doors to business in November 2018 and is well located on the  city centre 24 acre Helix site ( new sustainable urban quarter focused on science and innovation).  Other new  complementary facilties include  The Core (a managed workspace) and £58m flagship Newcastle University Urban Sciences Building research facility.

The Biosphere
The Biosphere

Project timeline
2015 Pipeline

Start of feasibility and business case development

2016 In progress

Project approved and in construction phase

2018 Complete

Project completed in Autumn 2018

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Project Stats
Project Status
Project Location
Project Organisation
Newcastle City Council
Project Funding
Local Growth Fund
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