An artist's impression of the new unit.
Chloe Shakesby

Planning consent secured for Durham employment accommodation at 4,000-job development

Planning permission has been granted for the development of new employment accommodation units at a £300m site.

Citrus Durham, a property developer, has announced that it has received planning consent for the delivery of the next phase of employment accommodation at the mixed-use Integra 61 development by the A1.

The development, which is worth £300m, is predicted to create up to 4,000 jobs, with the latest planning consent adding a new business and industrial hub of 23 flexible units.

Integra 61 will also create approximately 300 new homes, a 70-bed hotel, a family pub/restaurant, a nursery, car showrooms and a number of trade counter/retail units, with work set to begin this summer.

David Cullingford, project lead for Integra 61 and Citrus Durham, commented: “We are proud to be delivering such an inclusive scheme and to be able to offer a wide range of opportunities to businesses of all sizes.

“Research has demonstrated the critical lack of new build space in the North East and we are confident that this next phase of flexible business accommodation will not only support regional occupiers but also provide an influx of jobs to boost the local economy.”

Danny Cramman, director at Avison Young, commented: “The scheme will unlock much-needed new supply for the region.

“With the industrial and logistics sector so busy, there continues to be an increasing need for these types of units and there has already been a huge amount of interest expressed by local and regional businesses seeking a rare opportunity to purchase premises of this size in such a prime location.

“Occupiers will also benefit from the wide range of on-site amenities being delivered as part of the wider scheme.”

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