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Welcome to Darlington

Located at the gateway to the Tees Valley, Darlington sits adjacent to the North-South A1 Motorway and the East-West A66 trunk road.  Darlington Station on the East Coast Mainline Railway connects Darlington with the rest of the UK, whilst Teesside Airport, just a few miles east of the town, provides links to London, Europe, and the world through Amsterdam.

Darlington benefits from access to a working age population of 2.1 million within one hour’s drive time, and is nationally recognised for our outstanding further education and training provision and delivering an ideal skills profile of our residents.

With access to a pool of talented graduates from the world leading research universities of Teesside, York, Durham and Newcastle, our geographical location, excellent connectivity combined with a high quality of life are just a few of the key reasons why Darlington is a great place to work and live!

With over £200m of public and private sector investment attracted into the area over the last three years, Darlington is undergoing a transformation and one of its most exciting periods of growth!

Recent and upcoming developments include:

  • The Darlington Economic Campus, bringing together 6 Government departments on one pioneering, purpose-built campus as part of the Governments Levelling Up agenda
  • A brand new, £8m state of the art office and lab-space facility at Central Park close to the new CPI RNA Centre of Excellence, CPI’s £38m National Biologics Manufacturing Centre and Teesside University's £22.3m centre of excellence for the biosciences and healthcare sector – The National Horizons Centre, all leading the way in biosciences and healthcare
  • Investment of £105m in a comprehensive improvement programme for Darlington’s Railway Station and the adjacent land, providing faster, more frequent services and an improved visitor experience