About us

We’re improving on your
environment spaces culture streets
economy tourism businesses

We are a Business Improvement District, and Newcastle is a modern European regional capital city.

We deliver a range of projects with the aim of ensuring that the city’s offer is appropriate to this status, allowing us to compete with our peers across the world. This means strengthening and building the city’s economy, the common theme behind all our projects be they major capital works, marketing campaigns, major events, upskilling the city’s young people, or welcoming tourists.

NE1 in numbers

Some highlights of what we have achieved in the past 5 years


Estimated worth of the evening economy we’ve created in Newcastle


Visitors attracted yearly by events delivered or supported by NE1


Funding instigated and secured for the Central Station redevelopment


Investment secured to re-develop the Bigg Market


Rapid response jobs completed annually by our team of Street Rangers

We’re improving Newcastle, from small to big

We have an established a reputation for getting things done in the city, often on our own, for example the Newcastle Motor Show, but with larger projects we work with partners. As examples, the Central Station redevelopment and Newcastle City Marina were both delivered in this way.

Boats on the river tyne

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