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Central Park

One of the North East's most exciting developments, Central Park is a prominent 74 acre high quality mixed use development that sits within close proximity to Darlington Town Centre and Darlington Station.  

Home to Teesside University, Darlington College, the £6.6m Business Central (offering business accommodation with easy in - easy out terms for small and medium businesses) and the £38m National Biologics Manufacturing Centre, Central Park is within a business rate relief Enterprise Zone


Key target sectors for the park include biologics/pharmaceutical research and digital technologies, which will be further enhanced by the development in 2019 of the National Horizons Centre.


The National Horizons Centre will become the national training and education provider for the bio industry, tailoring programmes to industry needs and spanning the full range of further and higher education, along with the establishment of the Healthcare Futures Centre - aimed at increasing the UK's manufacturing capability in biologics.

Strategically Central Park benefits from excellent access to major transport networks and a high quality labour pool meaning the site is ideally located for business.

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acre high quality mixed use development


minutes from Darlington train station

Further information about Central Park

Strategic access

  • Within close proximity to Darlington Bank Top Station, the main interchange hub in the Tees Valley for national and inter-regional rail connections, Central Park offers businesses regular and fast direct routes to London and Edinburgh.
  • Along with excellent rail connectivity Central Park is 6 miles from Durham Tees Valley Airport, and within close proximity to national trunk road networks and the strategic road network.  

Proximity to urban areas and access to labour and services

  • The site is located within the urban area of Darlington.
  • Site infrastructure has been provided to part of the site, this includes:- electricity, gas, water and sewage.
  • With Darlington's workforce catchment area including the Tees Valley, North Yorkshire, Durham, Newcastle and Leeds, locating your business at Central Park gives businesses access to an additional 1.6 million people within an hours' drive time.

Key growth sectors and employment uses

  •  Along with an established education hub in the form of Teesside University and Darlington College, Central Park offers opportunities within the subsea sector (building on the presence of C-State), as well as opportunities within the bio-pharmaceutical and digital sectors.
  • With the proposed development of the CPI's "Factories for the Future" - looking at the global potential of personalised medicine and the 'National Horizons Centre', delivering skills and workforce development, Central Park is the perfect location for high-tech industries.