Indicative CGI of Station Place 55,000 sq ft of high quality industrial space ready April 2022.
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New 55,000 sq ft development edges closer to completion at Merchant Park in Newton Aycliffe

A major County Durham industrial scheme is edging ever closer to completion.

The construction of ten industrial units at Station Place in Newton Aycliffe is now in the final stages, with 55,000 sq ft of brand-new industrial space scheduled for completion in April 2022.

Work is progressing well at Station Place, part of the wider £90m Merchant Park Industrial Scheme in Newton Aycliffe.

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 will deliver ten new industrial units from 5,000 to 10,000 sq ft supporting new and expanding businesses in Newton Aycliffe and will create 130 jobs.

Durham County Council has supported 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:

“It is exciting to see developments at Merchant Park gather momentum. This site is strategically important to economic development within County Durham and the wider North East economy.

“I’m confident that these top-quality industrial units at Station Place will be in high demand from ambitious manufacturing firms looking to expand onto this site, which is in a prime location with excellent transport links. With our team at Business Durham managing the finished units this key development will help to underpin County Durham’s manufacturing sector whilst creating wealth and jobs.”

Station Place is part of Aycliffe Business Park, which is the largest industrial park in the North East, home to a wide range of well-established businesses and next to Hitachi Rail Europe.

A time-lapse video of progress at Station Place, Newton Aycliffe

Geoff Hunton, director at Merchant Anglo, said:

“We are seeking to address the shortfall of modern fit for purpose units in Newton Aycliffe to support new and growing business in conjunction with our partners Business Durham. We are delighted that the buildings are almost ready for occupation. Despite all the challenges of the last two years, we are now receiving real enquiries from local businesses and am delighted that to be welcoming businesses to their new home at Station Place.”

Adrian Goodall of Rokeby Developments, the development manager for Merchant Anglo said:

“The construction of Station Place has allowed us to open up the remainder of the business park, in order that we can respond to a wide range of property requirements and employment opportunities and we are already actively engaged in a number of discussions. Station Place has created this opportunity.”

Mark Convery of Sanderson Weatherall said:

“Newton Aycliffe is a proven industrial location with excellent communication links in place to facilitate the day to day operations of both local and international companies. The development of Station Place has come at a time where there is a considerable lack of Grade A industrial supply with ever increasing demand. Existing space throughout Aycliffe is not fit for purpose and does not accommodate the requirements of modern occupiers. Station Place will provide modern, high spec units ranging from 5,000 – 10,000 sq ft meeting the current demands and requirements of many operators in the market at present whether it be for expansion purposes, relocation or new start-ups.”

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