Citrus Durham has been working closely with all stakeholders including Durham County Council to unlock the full potential of this strategic site since it was acquired in 2014.
With direct frontage onto the A688 and opposite Durham Services, Integra 61 sits 4 miles away from the world-renowned university city of Durham. Durham hosts a population of over 40,000 and with over 740,000 people living within 30 minutes drive-time, Integra 61 offers occupiers access to an excellent local labour pool.
A £5.5 million improvement scheme at Junction 61 has just been completed including widening of the A688 to a dual carriageway to significantly improve access to Integra 61.
Following an investment to-date of over £20 million by Citrus Durham, the site is now fully serviced and shovel-ready for occupiers.
The 205 acre site has the potential to create some 4,000 new jobs. The newly completed Amazon building, which at 2 million square feet is their second largest in the UK, will generate in excess of 1,000 jobs alone. Amazon looked at over 60 sites across the UK before selecting Integra 61.
The pioneering development comprises a highly sustainable mix of uses including; 3 million square feet of industrial and logistics accommodation, circa 300 new homes and 50,000 square feet of roadside opportunities including a family pub/restaurant, hotel, drive-thru’s, trade counter units, car showrooms, a care home and a nursery.
Following the deal with Amazon, Integra 61 can accommodate an additional 1 million square feet of employment space, with up to 600,000 square feet in a single unit. A new drive-thru unit is now being constructed for Costa Coffee for occupation by December 2020 and the first houses in the initial phase of 170 units are due for occupation in Autumn 2020.
Consideration is also currently being given to the carrying out of a speculative small unit scheme of c 60,000 square feet.
There is longer term potential to nearly double the size of the scheme by adding a further 2.25 million square feet on adjacent land that can only be accessed via Integra 61.
Agents for the scheme are Avison Young and Colliers, both leaders in the industrial/logistics sector.