Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, lies 103 miles south of Edinburgh and 277 miles north of London on the northern bank of the River Tyne. Newcastle was part of the county of Northumberland until 1400, when it became a county itself, a status it retained until becoming part of Tyne and Wear in 1974. The regional nickname and dialect for people from Newcastle and the surrounding area is Geordie. The city developed around the Roman settlement Pons Aelius and was named after the castle built in 1080 by Robert Curthose, William the Conqueror’s eldest son. The city grew as an important centre for the wool trade in the 14th century, and later became a major coal mining area. The port developed in the 16th century and, along with the shipyards lower down the River Tyne, was amongst the world’s largest shipbuilding and ship-repairing centres.
Newcastle’s economy includes corporate headquarters, learning, digital technology, retail, tourism and cultural centres, from which the city contributes £13 billion towards the United Kingdom’s GVA. Among its icons are Newcastle Brown Ale; Newcastle United football club; and the Tyne Bridge. It has hosted the world’s most popular half marathon, the Great North Run, since it began in 1981. Arktek is proud to be associated with the city and has a great customer base there, so if you live in Newcastle or surrounding areas and you need to have your central heating system serviced or your gas boiler repaired, a simple phone call to our customer service team is all it takes for you to experience our renowned service. Call us today on 0191 516 6911.
With such an amazingl city to work in, we always ensure that our gas boiler installations cause as little disruption to the area as possible. We know how proud this city’s inhabitants are of their surroundings and we also know that they will not compromise on quality, which is one of the reasons why our remedial and replacement boiler projects are so well received by the populace and why our testimonials and return visits to the city are so high.