Sandyford, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Sandyford
Sandyford Road - geograph.org.uk - 1126608.jpg
Sandyford Road, the NW boundary of Sandyford (on the right)
Sandyford is located in Tyne and Wear
Sandyford
Sandyford
Location within Tyne and Wear
OS grid referenceNZ257658
• London242 miles (389 km)
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Postcode districtNE2
Dialling code0191
PoliceNorthumbria
FireTyne and Wear
AmbulanceNorth East
EU ParliamentNorth East England
UK Parliament
Councillors
List of places
UK
England
Tyne and Wear
54°59′10″N 1°35′56″W / 54.986°N 1.599°W / 54.986; -1.599Coordinates: 54°59′10″N 1°35′56″W / 54.986°N 1.599°W / 54.986; -1.599

Sandyford is a district of Newcastle upon Tyne, located in the east end of the city. It is bordered by the City Centre and the districts of Jesmond and Heaton.

Population[edit]

Sandyford is a largely student-dominated area of Newcastle upon Tyne because of its proximity to the two universities in the city: Newcastle University and Northumbria University.

It is similar to both Heaton and Jesmond in terms of street layout and architecture. The housing stock is mostly of red brick Victorian terraced housing, and many of these are Tyneside flats. Towards the south of the area are some light industrial businesses, and towards the southeast, the residential streets run steeply down towards Jesmond Dene. Sandyford is located at the end of Jesmond's Osborne Road and is serviced by the Jesmond Metro station.[1]

Sandyford is home to FPP Brand Communications, the European award winning communications agency,[2] and several local businesses, including a shop, an Italian bistro, an Italian restaurant, three sandwich shops, an award winning fish'n'chip shop, a Chinese takeaway, a Post Office and a car garage. The area also hosts four hairdressers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walton Robinson. "Houses & Apartments in Sandyford". Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.fpp.net/