Durham mixed-use scheme approved

Published:  04 November, 2016

Durham County Council grants permission for Milburngate redevelopment

Arlington Real Estate, Carillion and Richardson Capitalís £160m redevelopment of the former HM Passport Office and National Savings & Investments site will commence in spring 2017. The riverside Milburngate development will be a premium, mixed-use scheme featuring an Everyman Cinema as the cornerstone of its leisure offering. It will also host a range of premium restaurants and bars as well as high-specification apartments and high-quality, energy-efficient office space.

Detailed planning permission was granted for Zone One of the Milburngate development, which includes the cinema, commercial and leisure units and 291 high quality new homes. The project also received outline planning permission for Zone Two and Zone Three of the development.

Neil McMillan, managing director of Arlington Real Estate, said: ďThe calibre of the operators we are attracting, including Everyman, will add an experience and quality of offer not available in Durham and, indeed, in some instances not available in other parts of the North East. We believe this will increase the number of visitors to the city as consumers increasingly look for something different and unique.Ē

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