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Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, tracing its origins back over a thousand years, has a proud history and an exciting future.

The Borough has two town centres, Newcastle and Kidsgrove, and many attractive rural villages, offering a varied housing choice from rural idyll to family housing and town centre apartments. 

Newcastle-under-Lyme’s town centre offers an attractive base for services and has a wide range of restaurants, coffee shops and leisure activities. Newcastle has retained its character as a market town with an independent retail offer sitting alongside national chains and the 800 year old open-air market.

The cultural economy benefits from the award winning New Vic Theatre as well as an annual programme of music and performing arts festivals. The town centre boasts a multi-screen cinema and entertainment complex with family friendly activity and the Brampton Museum is located on the outskirts of the town, set within a beautiful park.

Newcastle’s town centre, with over 40 listed buildings, has helped to attract a number of regional office headquarters and a growing professional firms sector and the borough offers a wide range of business accommodation and development land.

There are over 20 industrial estates and business parks containing companies ranging from household names such as JCB to market leaders such as KMF Precision Engineering and a variety of entrepreneurial start-ups.

Newcastle-under-Lyme is also home to Keele University, one of the leading campus universities in the country, a highly regarded research institution and an internationally recognised centre for post-graduate medical research. The Medical School and Keele University Science and Innovation Park is helping to diversify the area’s traditional manufacturing employment base to place the area as a key regional centre of excellence, serving biotech, medical, energy, ICT and service industries. 

Staffordshire University, a short distance away, is a leading university for digital technology and Newcastle-under-Lyme College accomplishes pass rates and student achievements amongst the best in the country.

Located the heart of the UK the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme has superb road connections with the rest of the country, with  the A34 linking junctions 15 and 16 of the M6 and being close to the A50 corridor.

The Peak District National Park, Alton Towers and Drayton Manor Park are less than an hour’s drive away and Trentham Gardens and the Monkey Forest are just down the road. 

By train, the West Coast main line offers excellent rail connections with London, Manchester and Birmingham and four international airports lie within a 50-75-minute drive.

Newcastle-under-Lyme is an attractive, cultured, well connected and cost competitive location for business to operate from, as well as a great place to live.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council: www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/