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Durham speculative warehouse development planned

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A 337,225 sq ft speculative warehouse development is planned, next to Amazon’s massive County Durham fulfilment centre.

Citrus Durham is behind the speculative warehouse plan which will see four units on a 20-acre plot south of Durham close to junction 61 of the A1(M).

The units will be 42,000 sq ft, 63,000 sq ft, 84,000 sq ft and 148,225 sq ft to satisfy huge regional demand, the developer says.

The wider Integra 61 scheme covers 205 acres with permission for 3 million sq ft of employment floorspace. The site is already home to Amazon’s 2m sq ft Fulfilment Centre.

Detailed plans for the speculative warehouse development will be submitted to Durham County Council in January 2022 and the team is already talking to contractors about a start on site in April 2022 which would lead to the first buildings being available by December 2022.

“The shortages of grade A space are well documented, especially following the first half of the year where take-up increased by 56% on the year-on-year figures in the North East,”  said David Cullingford, Project Lead for Integra 61 and Citrus Durham.

“Integra 61 has the capacity to satisfy occupier requirements of all sizes and requirements and as such is a huge asset to the North East at a time when supply levels are so critically low. These new four units are sized to align with the huge demand that we are witnessing and will give occupiers the opportunity to be part of a superb mixed-use development in one of the most strategic locations in the North East,” said Robert Rae, Principal and Managing Director at Avison and Young.

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