Darlington MP opens new business park

Darlington MP opens new business park for regions expanding SME’s

A new business park providing high-spec industrial and warehousing units for SMEs in the northeast has been completed in Darlington.

Evolution Business Park, Barrington Way, was officially opened by MP for Darlington Peter Gibson, who welcomed the addition of 21,559 square feet of new workspace to the region’s property market.

Commercial property developer Priority Space is behind the £3 million speculative development, and partners Wharton Construction completed the build over the last seven months.

The business park occupies a 1.4 acre plot of formerly vacant land within Darlington’s Eastern Growth Zone. Its 14 units range in size from 1,002 sq. ft to 2,005 sq. ft and are available for sale or rent. One is already taken with four under offer.

Adam Richardson, director of Priority Space, said: “We are very pleased to see this keenly-awaited project complete and enquiries for the units coming in from SMEs across the North East.

“We look forward to seeing Evolution Park playing its part in supporting Darlington’s economic growth.”

Matthew Wharton, director of Darlington-based Wharton Construction said: “It was great working with Priority Space and their team of partners on this project. The units look great and I’m sure will prove very popular with businesses looking for commercial space in Darlington.”

MP for Darlington Peter Gibson said: “I am delighted at this continued investment in Darlington, bringing new jobs to local people and supporting growing businesses. These facilities will allow more businesses to grow and establish themselves and thrive in Darlington. All part in parcel of adding to our Levelling Up agenda.”

Evolution Business Park’s units are built to meet high standards of environmental sustainability, with steel portal frame structures, security features, car and bike parking and the option to add mezzanine floors.

It is located off Yarm Road, next to Darlington Retail Park and about two miles from Darlington town centre, with easy access to the A67 and A66 connecting it to the Tees Valley motorway network.

All enquires for the units are being handled by Richard Scott of Savills and Jonathan Simpson of Connect Property North East.

Darlington’s Eastern Growth Zone is an area of employment land supporting commercial, industrial, retail and hospitality developments.

South Yorkshire-based Priority Space is committed to developing sites across the north of the UK to create high-quality and sustainable workplaces which stimulate regeneration and economic growth.