Durham County Council grant permission for development of Milburngate as part of regeneration of Durham City’s Riverside.
The development consortium behind the regeneration of Durham City’s Riverside have been given the green light for the next step it its masterplan, after Durham County Council granted permission for the development of Milburngate.
The development will provide multiple uses, featuring an Everyman Cinema as the cornerstone of its leisure offering, and a range of premium restaurants and bars. Milburngate will also include high-specification apartments and high-quality, energy-efficient office space.
The mix-use development will provide opportunity for around £160M of inward investment and lead to the creation of more than 1,000 full-time jobs. The redevelopment of the site will commence in spring 2017. The existing building will be demolished.
The developers Arlington Real Estate, Carillion and Richardson Capital LLP, are also in the process of concluding lease agreements with a number of leisure operators with formal announcements expected shortly.
Redeveloping the Milburngate House site, which was the former home of HM Passport Office and National Savings & Investments (NS&I), is the second key element of the regeneration of Durham’s Riverside.
The consortium has delivered the regeneration of Freemans Reach on the opposite bank of the River Wear, which created new sustainable offices for HM Passport Office and NS&I, helping to retain more than 1,000 jobs in the city.
Zone one of the Milburngate project, which includes the cinema, commercial and leisure units and 291 high quality new homes has already had planning permission granted. The project also received outline planning permission for Zone Two and Zone Three of the development.
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