Merchant Park, Newton Aycliffe

Merchant Park, Newton Aycliffe

Space Available: A 65 acre development with units up to up to 350,000 sq ft

A £90m project, Merchant Park is a 65-acre development at Aycliffe Business Park on J59 of the A1(M). Home to one of the largest inward investment manufacturing developments in recent years, the 30-acre Hitachi Rail Europe train manufacturing facility which opened in September 2015, the location was selected by Hitachi from an initial shortlist of 42 sites following a UK wide search.

Merchant Park has development plots extending to 25 acres (10.12 hectares), an allocation which will accommodate new buildings up to 350,000 sq ft.

Serviced plots are immediately available. Sustainable design and build solutions to meet occupier requirements for industrial, warehouse, office and other uses can be provided cost effectively and quickly. Bespoke buildings can be provided up to 11m eaves height, allowing up to 70% area savings on traditional warehouse buildings.

Plot 1 – A 12 acre site to accommodate units of 50,000 sq ft to 350,000 sq ft. Available as bespoke pre-lets or freehold turnkey packages. Located within a landscaped plot overlooking a lake and Hitachi’s UK train factory.

Plot 2 – Known as Station Place, 50,000 sq ft of starter units in individual sizes upwards from 3,500 sq ft. Available to rent from early 2022.

Plot 3 – A 13 acre fully serviced site to accommodate manufacturing units from 150,000 sq ft to 315,000 sq ft.

For further information visit:



Merchant Anglo – 020 729 28800


Sanderson Weatherall – 0191 261 2681

Chris Dent –

CBRE – 0113 394 8821

Dave Cato –

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