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Strategic sites in County Durham.

A strategic location to do business


County Durham offers a unique selection of investment opportunities, business premises, access to major transport networks and high-tech R&D facilities all underpinned by a skilled and committed workforce.

A combination of private and public sector investment has created a comprehensive range of development opportunities throughout the County to suit businesses of all types and sizes. Development land is also available at a number of locations throughout the County.

Many properties – offices, factory units and warehouses – are available to buy or rent at a range of competitive rates. There are also business and hi-tech units to cater for the needs of more specialist companies.

Land, building costs and property rentals compare well with other areas of the UK and Business Durham already has the right connections to ensure the smooth and trouble-free completion of any investment.

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Strategic Site


Connect at Integra 61, Bowburn

Connect at Integra 61 is a new five-unit industrial/warehouse opportunity consisting of units from 43,000 to 297,500 square feet. This development is being built to an institutional specification totalling 639,460 square feet, with strong sustainability credentials including a target EPC Rating of ‘A’ and BREEAM ‘Excellent’.

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Durham Innovation District, Durham City

The new Innovation District, backed by Durham County Council and Durham University to create a ‘triple helix’ approach, will give businesses access to talent, research, networks, and resources within a setting that combines high-quality infrastructure and amenity with a strong community feel.

Strategic Site

Newton Aycliffe

Forrest Park, Newton Aycliffe

With planning permission in place, plans are proposed to bring forward an initial 830,000 square feet of speculative development.

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Jade Business Park, Seaham

A premier location for distribution, technology and advanced manufacturing companies looking for premises to service their suppliers in the UK and the rest of the world.

Phase one is now complete and fully let, with seven new industrial units totalling 155,000 square feet used for distribution, technology, and advanced manufacturing businesses. The next phase of development is being planned by Highbridge Properties, its Agents and Durham County Council.

Strategic Site

Newton Aycliffe

Merchant Park, Newton Aycliffe

A £90 million 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.

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Milburngate, Durham City

Located in Durham City, on the banks of the River Wear, Milburngate is a unique opportunity to take advantage of high-specification commercial property in the North East’s most prestigious development.

Strategic Site, Labs & Office Space


NETPark (The North East Technology Park) Innovation District, Sedgefield

One of the UK’s premier science, engineering, and technology parks. It provides the right mix of infrastructure, collaborative opportunities and support for science, engineering, and technology companies.

Strategic Site


Panther Court, Chester-le-Street

Plans for 155,000 square feet of B2/B8 space across six units ranging from 10,000 to 45,000 square feet are in place.

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