Gateshead Commercial Offices to Rent & Serviced Offices to Let in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
The Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead is named after its principal town, Gateshead, and is situated in the county of Tyne & Wear in the north-east of England. The borough is bordered by Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the north, Northumberland to the west and South Tyneside to the east, with County Durham and Sunderland lying to the south and south-east respectively.
The name ‘Gateshead’ is believed to have Roman origins and derived from ‘head of the (Roman) road’. Another theory claims the name to have originated from a distortion of ‘goat’s headland’ in reference to the large number of goats that were once present in the area. Gateshead was the site of Edgar the Atheling and King Malcolm of Scotland’s defeat by William the Conqueror in 1068. The main town went on to become a centre of heavy industry with steel-making in the Derwent Valley and coal mining throughout the borough from 1344 onwards. These businesses grew with the Industrial Revolution, causing the population to rise past the 100,000 milestone.
In 1974, the borough was formed as it is today when the original county was combined with the districts of Blaydon, Felling, Ryton and part of Chester-le-Street. The borough now has some 190,000 inhabitants.
Gateshead town has light-rail connections to Newcastle via Tyne and Wear Metro stations at Gateshead Interchange and Gateshead Stadium. Gateshead Interchange is also the busiest bus station in the county with over 3,900,000 passengers in 2008. Northern Rail at Dunston and MetroCentre stations provide National Rail transport with the East Coast Main Line as it runs between Newcastle Central and Chester-le-Street. Major roads include the A1 which passes through Gateshead on the way between London and Edinburgh and the A184 which connects Gateshead to Sunderland.
For the more eco-friendly, there are numerous cycling roads including the West Gateshead Cycleway which runs between Dunston and MetroCentre, the East Gateshead Cycleway which leads to Felling and other routes which lead towards Wrekenton, Birtley and The Angel of the North.
Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North, one of a number of public artworks, is perhaps the most iconic structure in the area, standing at 20 metres with a wingspan of 54 metres and was built in 1998. Other famous constructs include William Wailes’ Saltwell Towers which is now used as a public park, The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art which was established in a converted flour mill and Norman Foster’s Sage Gateshead which serves as a venue for music and performing arts.
Sport is an important part of Gateshead and one of its most prolific buildings is the Gateshead International Stadium, being home to the Gateshead Thunder Rugby League Football Club and the Gateshead Football Club. As well as these more prolific sports, the Stadium is also used by the Gateshead Senators American Football team and the Gateshead Miners, an Aussie Rules Football team.
Gateshead’s blend of rural landscape with the accessibility of the urban makes it a sought after area to both live and work. There is plenty in terms of flexible work space to rent including many serviced offices in Gateshead, offices to let and virtual offices. For assistance in securing the best priced deal on Gateshead office space to let in this picturesque part of Tyne & Wear, please contact the leading flexible office broker in Gateshead via http://freeofficesearch.co.uk or call the National Office Space Helpline on free phone 0800 0710 710. We guarantee that an expert with local knowledge of the Gateshead commercial property sector will save you money on your office rental. Contact us today for free, instant and impartial advice prior to renting offices in Gateshead.