WORK is well underway on a new business park in Darlington which has the potential to create thousands of jobs and bring an international online retailer to the town.

Work began on the 94-acre Symmetry Park site, which is located near Lingfield Point and will include more than 1.6 million sq ft of employment space, last year.

New overhead images, taken by DroneCam Solutions, show work on the site is progressing well, and The Northern Echo understands bosses remain confident of work being completed before summer 2019.

Tritax Big Box has exchanged contracts for the development of a new logistics centre, pre-let to an international online retailer, which is understood to be Amazon.

Former Darlington Borough Council leader Bill Dixon and Ian Williams, director for economic growth took part in the ground-breaking ceremony alongside Andrew Dickman, director at DB Symmetry, earlier this year.

Speaking at the time, Mr Dickman said: “There have been many months of collaboration with the local authority and stakeholders to create a scheme that will address the chronic shortage of modern logistics space to create tangible economic benefits to the region."