Planning permission granted for the first phase of the £160m Milburngate development – Source EGi

27th March 2018

Joint venture partners Arlington Real Estate and the Richardson family will deliver the mixed-use scheme in Durham, which will include about 150,000 sq ft of office space, 291 flats, 45,000 sq ft of leisure space and a cinema.

Phase one consists of 60,000 sq ft of office space, 153 flats, a 92-bed Premier Inn hotel and the leisure space.

The developers said the scheme, which they expect will create more than 1,000 jobs in Durham, has already attracted occupiers including Pitcher & Piano, concept steak restaurant Bar + Block and Everyman cinema.

A spokesman from the JV partners said: “Milburngate will bring a range of cultural, social and economic benefits and we are delighted Durham County Council share in our vision with the granting of our application.

“The delivery of this transformational project will have a positive impact that reaches beyond the city’s boundaries and will help attract people to Durham from across the north east and further afield.”