Place strategy

Completion of work on Station Place industrial units in Newton Aycliffe

Work on a £4.8million project which will create more than 130 jobs has now been completed in the North East’s largest employment area.

Ten industrial units at Station Place in Newton Aycliffe have now been built, representing a total of over 50,500 square feet of space. Designed to support new and expanding businesses, units range in size up to 8,700 square feet and are available for immediate occupancy.

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Station Place is part of the wider £90m Merchant Park industrial scheme – a 65-acre development at Aycliffe Business Park, located off J59 of the A1(M). The business park is home to over 500 companies employing around 10,000 people, including international companies such as Hitachi Rail, Husqvarna, 3M, Gestamp Tallent and Lidl.

As one of the largest business parks in the UK, Aycliffe Business Park is a strategically important site for the economic development of County Durham and the wider North East region.

Durham County Council has agreed to a 35-year lease to support the development of the industrial units. Managed by Business Durham, the council’s business support service, the units are part of its extensive industrial property portfolio. The development was carried out in partnership with Merchant Anglo and Rokeby Developments.

Cllr James Rowlandson, Cabinet Member for Resources, Investments and Assets at Durham County Council, said: “We are delighted to see the development of Station Place come to fruition. It will add space for growth that is essential to this pole of strategic importance and will bring real added value to the regional economy. Our Business Durham team look forward to welcoming new tenants to the units and supporting their growth.

“This is part of Durham County Council’s planned or ongoing £2billion investment program and our ambitious ten-year economic strategy which is helping to make the county an ideal location for investment and Development.”

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