Council Leader marks road opening at Symmetry Park
Darlington Borough Council leader Cllr Heather Scott has met with developers tto mark the official opening of a significant new access road at 90-acre logistics site, Symmetry Park Darlington.
Darlington Borough Council leader Cllr Heather Scott has met with developers to mark the official opening of a significant new access road at 90-acre logistics site, Symmetry Park Darlington.
Tritax Symmetry hosted the event for Cllr Scott alongside Cllr Paul Howell, Cabinet member for Leisure and Local Environment after a very successful partnership to bring significant investment and new jobs to the town.
Morton Park Road extends a link from Yarm Road to Tornado Way providing relief to the A66 and additional access points into Symmetry Park Darlington. It is a major part of new infrastructure in the first phase of the £100 million logistics and distribution park which completes this month. ISG Construction is building the 1.5 million sq ft unit for a world leading online retailer and the project is being funded by TRITAX Big Box REIT which has an 87% stake in Tritax Symmetry.
Symmetry Park, Darlington is located just seven miles from Junction 57 of the A1 motorway and 20 miles from Tees Port. Since acquiring the site in November 2017 Tritax Symmetry secured planning consent for over 1.5 million sq ft for which an award winning single pre let was agreed. With the potential to create around 3,500 new jobs and contribute £180 million to the regional economy Symmetry Park Darlington is a significant new asset for regional and national investment.
Councillor Heather Scott, Leader of Darlington Borough Council, said: “This new road will provide a crucial link for people accessing Symmetry Park once it’s up and running. It’s a key piece of infrastructure that will help ensure traffic runs smoothly into and out of this flagship development.”
Simon Dixon, Director at Tritax Symmetry said,
“We are delighted to reach completion of this critical part of infrastructure as we reach completion of phase one at Symmetry Park Darlington. The new road extension provides direct access into the Park from the north and south and will ease traffic flow when the site become operational. Having already pre-let a significant proportion of the site to a high calibre operator, we are now in a strong position to progress phase two with funding, power and full site infrastructure all in place.
Tritax Symmetry has submitted a planning application to deliver phase two at its 90-acre logistics site, Symmetry Park Darlington. The plans include an option for up to 630,000 sq ft of further logistics space or potential for new mixed-use accommodation such as a hotel, petrol filling station, drive thru, restaurants and offices.