Durham Riverside Renewal

Milburngate creates pop-up food event on Durham Riverside to refuel Lumiere visitors



MILBURNGATE is launching a pop-up food event on Durham’s Riverside offering a variety of dishes and drinks for visitors to the 10th anniversary Lumiere Festival.

Based at the Milburngate development site next to the Radisson Hotel and Penny Ferry Bridge on the River Wear, ‘Milburngate Munch’ will run throughout the light festival, which takes place next week.

‘Milburngate Munch’ will bring together a collection of stalls operated by specially selected North East traders serving a range of quality hot food and drinks.

Among them will be a stall run by Sedgefield’s highly respected restaurant, The Impeccable Pig and Sunderland-based mobile wood fired pizzeria, Truly Madly Pizza. Also available will be stalls serving halloumi fries, scampi & chips and fish finger sandwiches along with hot drinks including Illy Coffee.

Perfectly positioned close to a number of the festival’s stand-out art installations on the riverside, including the giant glowing slinky toy, ‘End over End’, which will be on the Milburngate site, majestic whale, ‘Mysticete’ just a few metres away on the River Wear and ‘Blue Skies’ underneath Milburngate Bridge, ‘Milburngate Munch’ offers an ideal pit-stop for Lumiere visitors on their tour of the city.

Complementing the wider food and drink offering across Durham City available to visitors during Lumiere, ‘Milburngate Munch’ is part of the continued support of the festival by the developers of the living, working and leisure destination, Arlington Real Estate and Richardson. 

The Milburngate development team has been a key supporter of Lumiere since the very first festival in 2009 with Arlington Real Estate Managing Director Allan Cook Chair of the Lumiere Durham Development Board.

Allan Cook said: “Milburngate Munch will offer a great place for Lumiere visitors to grab a bite to eat and a hot drink on their tour round the festival. We’ve brought together a great selection of local restaurants and traders who will offer some fantastic warm comfort to festival goers at Milburngate when they visit the riverside to see some of the amazing installations hosted there.”

‘Milburngate Munch’ will be open to Lumiere visitors throughout the festival on the following times:

Thursday 14th November 4pm-11pm

Friday 15th November 4pm-11pm

Saturday 16th November 1pm-11pm

Sunday 17th November 1pm-11pm



For further information contact Jamie Collis 01325 363436

Editors’ Notes:

Milburngate is a landmark living, working and leisure destination on the riverside in the heart of the historic city of Durham in North East England.

Being developed by a Joint Venture partnership between Arlington Real Estate and Richardson, Milburngate represents £150m of investment, which will transform and regenerate the six-acre site.

Phase one of Milburngate which is currently under construction, with completion targeted at early 2021, will cover 70 percent of the entire development. It will include a number of nationally recognised leisure operators including boutique cinema company Everyman, restaurant brands Bar + Block and Miller and Carter, as well as a 92-bed flagship Premier Inn hotel.

Alongside its premium leisure facilities, phase one of Milburngate will also incorporate 5,000 square metres of speculatively built Grade A offices, creating capacity for more than 400 new jobs, and 153 built-to-rent apartments, providing high-quality city centre work and living space.

Phase one of Milburngate is supported by a £120m forward funding commitment from LaSalle Investment Management.


About Arlington Real Estate

Arlington Real Estate is also delivering another flagship County Durham development, DurhamGate. Located five miles south of Durham City, DurhamGate is on the site of Black & Decker’s former UK headquarters and, at almost 100 acres, it is among the largest regeneration projects in the North East of England

About Richardson

Richardson is a private, family-owned and operated property business with over 70 years of real estate experience in the UK and overseas. Typically working in joint venture, the business has a long history of successful partnerships, having developed over 6 million sq ft of real estate across all sectors. More recently Richardson has continued to diversify by building an international growth capital portfolio across a range of sectors through a direct and co-investment programme. 

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The Impeccable Pig will be among the stall holders at ‘Milburngate Munch’ during Lumiere
The Impeccable Pig will be among the stall holders at ‘Milburngate Munch’ during Lumiere
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