Durham Riverside Renewal

Planning application for new passport office at Freeman's Reach

NEWS RELEASE: ISSUED ON BEHALF OF DURHAM RIVERSIDE RENEWAL A detailed planning application for a new Passport Office has been submitted by the development consortium for the Riverside Renewal Project at Freeman's Reach in Durham City. The consortium includes Carillion Developments, part of Carillion plc, North East property business Arlington Real Estate and Richardsons Capital LLP. Construction of phase one for National Savings and Investments (NS&I) began in the summer. The Passport Office has agreed terms in principle for Phase 2, subject to contract and Government approvals, and the grant of the required planning consent, to relocate to Freeman’s Reach for phase two of the project. The relocation of both NS&I and the Passport Office to Freeman’s Reach will provide a unique opportunity to expand the regeneration of this area of the City that is known as the Northern Quarter to include Milburngate House. Neil McMillan, Director of Carillion Developments, said "Freeman's Reach is proving to be a real catalyst for the wider regeneration of Durham's Riverside. It marks the first stage of a more strategic and comprehensive masterplan approach to development on the riverside under the banner of Northern Quarter to further enhance the economic, architectural and cultural standing of this great City." ENDS CONTACT: Jamie Collis on 01325 363436 Notes to editors: The development consortium for the Freeman’s Reach project consists of Carillion Developments, part of Carillion plc, and Arlington Real Estate, supported by Richardsons Capital LLP. The development project leader is Allan Cook, Managing Director of Arlington Real Estate. Allan is a North East based regeneration specialist and property developer. Arlington Real Estate and Carillion also work in partnership on another flagship County Durham development, DurhamGate. Located five miles south of Durham City, DurhamGate is on the site of Black & Decker former UK headquarters and, at 60 acres, is the largest regeneration project in the North East. www.freemansreach.co.uk back to Durham Riverside Renewal


Neil McMillan, Director of Carillion Developments overlooking Freeman’s Reach
Neil McMillan, Director of Carillion Developments overlooking Freeman’s Reach
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