The Gateshead Maingate Centre occupies three floors of the prestigious six-storey Axis building at the north entrance to the Team Valley Business Park. Team Valley is traditionally a heavily industrial area but has in recent years been transformed into a major European retail and business park, home to over 650 businesses employing 17,000 people. Gateshead is a modern town in the north east of England offering an impressive mixture of urban vitality and rural charm. It extends nearly 13 miles along the south bank of the river Tyne and over 4,000 businesses are based here. The Tyne and Wear region is now a major centre for international investment and Gateshead riverside is the site of one of the largest capital regeneration schemes in Europe. It has achieved global recognition for a number of ambitious projects contributing to the success of this vibrant area for both culture and business.