Ruth Mitchell

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Network Rail to create 150 North East jobs

Network Rail has reportedly submitted a planning application to develop a brownfield site in Gateshead in a bid to create 150 new jobs and regenerate the area.

The proposed scheme would regenerate a derelict piece of land, by creating a new North East maintenance centre for Network Rail.

Network Rail’s site will consist of a two-storey office building, storage facilities and car and cycle parking spaces.

The new office space, totalling 2070 sq m, will bring together up to 300 staff from existing offices and sub-depots across the region.

3R Land & Property, which is selling part of the site to Network Rail, is proposing to develop a hotel, offices, restaurant and a car park on the remainder of the land.

It is estimated the whole scheme will create around 150 jobs in Gateshead.

Work on site is hoped to start in autumn of this year and Network Rail’s site is due to be completed a year later.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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