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Building a Borough for the Future

There is every reason to be confident about the future of Darlington and its Town Centre.

New businesses and investors remain interested in the town, a sure sign of confidence.

Central Park

Work began in July 2013. Over the next 10 years we will carry out the first phase of residential development at Central Park.

This includes roughly 330 new homes and a high quality multifunctional open space.

We have moved the Council depot to Yarm Road industrial estate.

A business growth hub provides support and managed office accommodation.

The European Regional Development Fund and the Homes and Communities Agency provided funding.

Development began in February 2014. The facility opened in April 2015

Interest was also shown in creating a National Biologics Manufacturing Centre (NMBC). This is in Central Park and had similar timescales to the business growth hub.

More information about Central Park.

Leisure Complex – Feethams Area

The development by Terrace Hill sees the former bus depot site transformed.

It now includes:

  • a nine-screen multiplex Vue cinema
  • a 80 bedroom Premier Inn hotel
  • a range of bars and restaurants including Nandos and Prezzo

For more information see the Feethams website [external link]

Riverside Location

We are exploring plans to uncover the river Skerne where it disappears under the road.

Imagine a fantastic new riverside area with new shops, homes and restaurants.

The first development is the new Department for Education office building.

Building works progressed early 2014. The building was occupied in 2015

For more inform information see our projects and schemes pages.