Key facts

We are demonstrably improving the city of Newcastle, and the proof is below in these facts and figures.

NE1 Overview and Events

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1,372

Number of hereditaments

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1.5%

Levy rate

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c£2.2mn

Annual levy value

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5 years

BID term (1st April 2019 - 31st March 2024)

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93%

In favour of Renewal at the last ballot (Oct 2023) (up from 88% in 2018)

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46%

Renewal vote turnout (Oct 2023)

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345,000

Visitors attracted to events delivered by or supported by NE1 in 2022

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£2mn+

Boost to business during NE1 Restaurant Week - putting on 2 events per year with over 100 participating restaurants

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50,000+

Visitors to NE1's activities in Old Eldon Square in the summer of 2023

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£8.2mn

Economic impact generated from Magic Weekend

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£9.2mn

Economic impact generated from Northern Pride

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180+

Free activities hosted on the Quayside during NE1's Summer in the City

Retail Core

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£37mn+

Funding secured for the City Centre Transformation Programme

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Winter 2023

Completion date for Saville Row and Ridley Place

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8

Streets and areas in the Retail Core included in the CCTP

Marketing

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205,000+

Followers on social media

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4.1mn

Pages of content viewed on the Get into Newcastle website in 2023

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4.2mn

Social Media video views in 3 months

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50,000

Copies of the NE1 magazine printed annually

Bigg Market

The outside of Kafeneon in Newcastle's Bigg Market
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£1.6mn

HLF allocated funding

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£3.2mn

Total project value

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£60mn+

Private sector investment

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330+

New jobs created in the area

NE1 Street Rangers and Clean Team

Street rangers team
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7,000

Black bags of litter removed from the city's streets per annum

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4,500

Rapid response Clean Team jobs completed per annum

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700

Graffiti-removal jobs in the last 12 months

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5,500

Business interactions annually

NE1 Can

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853

Young people worked with in 2023

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40

Employer-led events in 2023

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150+

Attendees to NE1 CAN's Entrepreneurial Insights event

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7,960

Young people worked with since 2016

Newcastle City Marina

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5,000

Boat visits per launch

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5 x

The marina has paid for itself five times over since launch, in visitor spend

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£250,000

Visitor economic impact in 2016/2017 season

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1,000 sq ft

World's first floating nature island installed adjacent to the Marina

Central Station

Newcastle Central Station
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c£24.5mn

Combined total value of the project

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7.5mn

Total annual station visitors

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1,845

Jobs created (166 direct and 1,679 indirect)

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£5mn

Value of RGF awarded to NE1

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