A Durham site once intended for office development is now to be developed for large-scale logistics buildings with footprints of up to 750,000 sq ft.
The 200-acre Integra 61 site at Bowburn, near Durham motorway services and junction 61 of the A1(M) has been approved for up to 1.87m sq ft of warehouse and manufacturing floorspace in potentially seven units, with scope for a further 2m sq ft.
The scheme, to be built on low-grade farmland, will also include residential, retail and leisuire uses as part of a mixed development.
In 2009 the site was granted permission for for 700,000 sq ft of offices and just 300,000 sq ft of industrial and warehousing space. The developders say the the 2009 scheme is no longer viable.
Developer Citrus Durham has appointed Avison Young and Naylors as letting agents. Work on infrastructure could begin next year.