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Work starts on sustainable development in Darlington

Work starts on sustainable development in Darlington
08 May 2024

Ground has been broken on a project to deliver three new industrial facilities in Darlington.

The Greenbox development, just off the A66 in Darlington, is a joint venture between Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, and Citivale, a specialist logistics developer and operator. The development will provide over 400,000 square feet of Grade A warehouse and office space with market-leading environmental credentials.

Works on the 24-acre site, including all associated earthworks, drainage, service installations and landscaping are expected to take 36 weeks and will be delivered by Winvic, a leading national contractor specialising in delivering sustainable buildings. The three units will be rooftop PV-ready and will achieve leading sustainability credentials including BREEAM Excellent and EPC A. Ten percent of the car parking will be constructed for electric vehicles (EV). 

Located on the A66, close to three junctions on the A1(M), the development offers investors a fantastic opportunity to occupy best-in-class, highly sustainable, modern distribution space at a proven manufacturing hub.

The units are expected to be available for occupation at the start of next year and include:

•         Unit 1 – 203,000 square feet warehouse with 10,000 square feet office space

•         Unit 2 – 100,000 square feet warehouse with 5,000 square feet office space

•         Unit 3 – 80,000 square feet warehouse with 4,000 square feet office space

Cllr Chris McEwan, cabinet member for economy, Darlington Borough Council, said “This is the latest in a series of investments being made at Darlington’s Eastern Growth Zone which covers nearly 600 acres of prime development land.  The new units will have a lasting impact on the town; posing exciting business opportunities for people looking to start, relocate or expand their business in Darlington and generating more high-quality jobs for local people. The development will also support the Council’s Net Zero ambitions by creating premises which will help to reduce the future impact of manufacturing on the environment.”

Danny Nelson, Winvic’s Head of Industrial, Distribution and Logistics, commented: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Greenbox for the first time making this, Winvic’s twenty-seventh Net Zero Carbon project. Our team is looking forward to a fast start and will deliver the three industrial units before the end of 2024.”

Alex Reynolds, Development Director at Citivale, said: “Their [Winvic’s] ESG commitments and expertise are perfectly aligned with our goal for the Greenbox platform, to create a lasting, positive impact on a local, national and global level and to lead wherever possible in this regard. Having acquired this planning-ready site at the end of 2023, in a thriving industrial and manufacturing area of the North East, it’s great to have been able to move so quickly to this first milestone in the development.”


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