The Lumen

Construction has started on The Lumen, designed by Ryder and the flagship office at Newcastle Helix as part of a £65m investment by Legal & General.

The Lumen, comprising 108,000sqft of Grade A work space, is the first phase of developments by Legal & General at the city’s science park - the largest private sector funded speculative office to be constructed in Newcastle in the last decade.


A ground breaking ceremony was held on 27 July to mark the major milestone, bringing together business leaders and key politicians.  Once open, The Lumen will have capacity for 1,000 staff and will become a major UK hub for scientific research, and technology businesses, creating knowledge based jobs for future generations.