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Citrus Durham secures £75 million boost to push forward Integra 61 industrial hub

A developer has secured £75 million funding to create a 650,000sq ft industrial park.

Citrus Durham is building Connect, at the Integra 61 site, based off the A1(M) at Bowburn.

The scheme will include four units, ranging from 43,000sq ft to 152,000sq ft, and a standalone 298,000sq ft warehouse.

GMI Construction has been appointed contractor, with the buildings expected to be completed by summer next year.

David Cullingford, project lead for Citrus and Integra 61, said: “The funding will accelerate delivery of the next phase of development.

“2022 is proving to be an exciting year with lots of activity on-site and we are looking forward to delivering these new speculative units as quickly as possible.

“We have a real opportunity here to make a significant contribution to the regional pipeline for industrial/logistics accommodation and to ease the well-documented shortages in the North East.

“This is a thriving region with a superb workforce and businesses, and we hope to bring more jobs and opportunities with this next multi-million-pound investment.”

Integra 61 is already home to a giant Amazon delivery centre, and bosses say it will also include 270 homes, a 70-bed hotel, family pub and restaurant, nursery, drive-thrus and trade counters when completed.