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North Western Growth Zone

Comprising 635 acres of prime employment land to the west of Darlington, the North Western Growth Zone takes in the key employment sites of Faverdale Industrial Estate, Faverdale East Business Park, Faverdale 58 and Faverdale Reserve. 



Providing fast and direct access to the strategic road network the North Western Growth Zone is the preferred base for a number of national distribution centres of globally recognised businesses, such as Argos Direct and Aldi, as well as being a key manufacturing hub in Darlington.


  • Faverdale Reserve - a 437 acre strategically located greenfield site immediately adjacent to Junction 58 of the A1(M).  This prime logistics/distribution and manufacturing site has the capability to provide opportunities right across the size range for businesses wanting to exploit its many locational advantages.

  • The Faverdale 58 site - set within this established warehousing/distribution and manufacturing/engineering location, Faverdale 58 is a 60 acre site offering design and build opportunities for major distribution and warehousing for up to 1.1 million sq ft.  With the potential to provide a rail freight connection linked to industrial, warehouse and/or container handling facilities, the site is in close proximity to numerous ports, including Teesport.

  • Faverdale East Business Park - is a high quality development featuring industrial and distribution space comprising 190,000sq ft of developed space, Faverdale East Business Park offers development opportunities across the manufacturing/engineering sector.

  • Faverdale Industrial Estate - representing one of the most important employment locations within Darlington, Faverdale Industrial Estate is one of the most established industrial estates within the town.  Comprising a mix of uses and ages, Faverdale Industrial Estate can provide opportunities right across the size ranges for the manufacturing, engineering and logistics sector. 

(North Western Growth Zone has assisted area status for the period 2014 - 2020 - businesses locating to assisted areas may be eligible for regional aid under European Commission state aid rules, which is typically offered as a capital investment.) 

For more information on development land availability and Darlington's Strategic Business Parks and sites please visit the  Strategic Business Parks page.  Alternatively you can search our state of the art property database, which contains the most up to date listings of all properties within Darlington.  


acres of prime logistics/distribution and manufacturing/engineering land and premises within the North Western Growth Zone


acres of development land available immediately adjacent to Junction 58 of the A1(M)