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Council completes work to expand Darlington’s Central Park commercial hub

A local authority says it has laid foundations for further economic growth after completing preparatory work on a commercial hub.

Darlington Borough Council says six plots on the town’s Central Park are ready for developers and business owners.

The hub – formerly abandoned railway sidings – is already home to Teesside University’s bioscience-based National Horizons Centre, as well as the SME incubator buildings Business Central and Innovation Central.

And officials say the new spaces will allow for further offices and laboratory and manufacturing units.

Councillor Jonathan Dulston, leader of Darlington Borough Council, said: “Central Park is a premium site in the heart of Darlington, right next door to the town’s mainline station and close to the Brunswick site identified for the Government Economic Campus.

“Central Park has great transport links, access to a wide pool of employees and high-profile neighbours who attract investment opportunities.

“We’re proud of the site that’s been developed, which once more shows the commitment we have to growing our economy.”