Conference Venue

The venue for Occupational Health 2023 will be:

The Frederick Douglass Centre
2 Science Square
Newcastle Helix
Newcastle upon Tyne

The Frederick Douglass Centre is part of Newcastle University and was opened in November 2019.  It is a state-of-the-art £34M facility, specifically designed to shape the future for learning - weaving together social spaces and lecture theatres.

The Frederick Douglass Centre features modern and well equipped auditoria and a range of light seminar rooms over several floors. The airy atrium space on the Ground Floor includes displays based upon quotes from the life of Frederick Douglass, the 19th Century social reformer.  The atrium will house our Exhibition, catering and Registration Desk.

The Centre is within Newcastle Helix which is a landmark 24-acre hybrid city quarter in the centre of Newcastle, built for international tech and science businesses, the local community, students and residents.

This impressive and cutting-edge backdrop ties in neatly with this year’s Occupational Health Conference title: “Quality and Innovation”.

COVID protocols will be in place accordingly.


Special Access Requirements:

The venue is fully accessible: • Accessible Route • Accessible Toilet • Accessible Seating
Disabled parking can be arranged with advance notice.

Getting There:

By Car:

Newcastle Helix is easily accessible by road via the A1 from the north and south and the A69 from the west. There are several nearby public carparks (charges apply) and details will be sent with Joining Instructions.  However, we encourage participants to use public transport where practical.

By Train:

10 minute walk from Newcastle Central Station with direct links to all major UK cities.

By Air:

Around 8 miles or 30 minutes by Metro from Newcastle International Airport, connected directly to over 80 destinations.



The venue is within 10 minutes’ walk of a large variety of restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and hotels.

Newcastle upon Tyne is a vibrant destination with a famously warm welcome. With seven bridges across a spectacular riverscape, there is plenty to see and do. Newcastle is a diverse and exciting conference destination, set in North East England.

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Frederick Douglass Centre

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