A MAJOR County Durham industrial scheme has hit another key milestone with the development of its latest phase.

Station Place is part of the wider £90m Merchant Park industrial scheme in Newton Aycliffe – a 65-acre development at Aycliffe Business Park, located off J59 of the A1(M) and home to Hitachi Rail Europe.

The new £4.8 million scheme on Site 2 at Merchant Park is set to provide 50,333 sq ft of new industrial space to support new and expanding businesses in Newton Aycliffe. It will create 130 jobs and is due to be complete in April 2022.

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Durham County Council is supporting the development of the industrial units after agreeing to a 35-year-lease at Station Place in September 2019.

The units will be managed by Business Durham, the business support service of the council. The development is being delivered in partnership with Merchant Anglo and Rokeby Developments.

Cllr Rowlandson, Cabinet Member for Resources, Investment and Assets at Durham County Council, said: “This site is strategically important to economic development within County Durham and the wider North East economy.

“I’m confident these units will be in high demand from ambitious manufacturing firms looking to expand onto this site, which is in a prime location."



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