db symmetry lodges 1.5m sq ft Darlington logistics hub plans

By Paul Norman - Wednesday, March 07, 2018 12:06

db symmetry has submitted a reserved matters planning application for a 1.5m sq ft logistics facility after signing an option with Durham Cathedral to exclusively promote 90-acres of land in Darlington in the North East.

Located on the A66, seven miles from junction 57 of the A1 motorway and 20 miles from Tees Port, the site already has outline consent for over 1.6m sq ft of B1, B2 and B8 uses.

Simon Dixon, Development Director at db symmetry, said: “There is a chronic shortage of high quality, strategically located storage and distribution schemes available in the North East. This reserved matters application safeguards the existing outline consent.

“We have an exceptional track record in delivering premium, large-scale developments and we will be liaising closely with all stakeholders to implement a masterplan which will sit well within the area. We are now actively promoting the site.”

Councilor Bill Dixon, Leader of Darlington Borough Council, said: “This has long been a very important strategic site for Darlington and whole North East, with outline planning permission previously approved for employment use. I am excited about the potential opportunities that DB Symmetry could bring to Darlington, with jobs and private sector investment into our economy.

“Db symmetry is a responsible and successful developer operating across the UK, providing commercial space for a broad range of organisations. I understand that they are in discussions with a number of potential clients regarding the occupancy of this site.

Colliers International is jointly advising db symmetry with Gent Visick and Carter Jonas. Durham Cathedral is being represented by Carter Jonas.

The project team includes: Lichfields, planning consultants; FLJ, project manager; Harris Partnership, architect: JPG, engineer; Desco, M&E consultant.


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