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Merchant Park - Newton Aycliffe
DL5 6EF A1(M) JCT 59

Merchant Park is a 65 acre development at Aycliffe Business Park on J59 of the A1(M). Home to one of the largest inward investment manufacturing developments in recent years – the Hitachi Rail Europe’s 30 acre train manufacturing facility, which opened in September 2015. A £90m project delivered by Merchant Anglo. The location was by Hitachi selected from an initial shortlist of 42 sites following a UK wide search. The vibrant manufacturing skills of the North East workforce combined with excellent connectivity gives Merchant Park the edge.

Merchant Anglo are now releasing the remaining 35 acres and serviced plots are immediately available



Flexible Space

Merchant Park has net development plots remaining extending to 25 acres (10.12 hectares), an allocation which will accommodate new buildings up to 312,000 sq ft.

Serviced plots are immediately available. Sustainable design and build solutions to meet occupier requirements for industrial, warehouse, office and other uses can be provided cost effectively and quickly. Bespoke buildings can be provided up to 11m eaves height, allowing up to 70% area savings on traditional warehouse buildings.

The proposed plan includes site optimized building sizes however alternative sizes and layouts will be considered.

Unit 1 - 8.55 acres339,386 sq ft31,530 sq m
Unit 2 - 3.20 acres65,767 sq ft6,110 sq m
Unit 3 - 13.00 acres312,153 sq ft29,000 sq m



Newton Aycliffe is a nationally important engineering, manufacturing and distribution location. The businesses located here enjoy a local recruitment catchment pool of over 608,000 people and over 2.5 million regionally. It is also home to the UTC South Durham a technical school for 14 – 19 year olds with a strong focus to help young people secure work within local manufacturing industry.

The region’s Higher Education sector offers a ready supply of graduates in engineering subjects amongst others. With 9.4% of those unemployed being qualified to NVQ level 3 or higher, this provides a very important, qualified and skilled target group for recruitment.


Merchant Park is a proven location with the newly opened Hitachi Rail Freight terminal and manufacturing facility. Moreover Newton Aycliffe is home to many international companies including Husqvarna, Gestamp Tallent, Lidl and Compound Photonics.





Durham Tees Valley Airport and Newcastle International Airport have direct flights throughout Europe.


The Port of Tyne and Teesport are both within a 40 minute drive time providing onward connections to the major UK, European and Worldwide Freight Ports.


Darlington5 miles10 mins
Durham Tees Valley11 miles22 mins
Durham19 miles21 mins
Teesport24 miles39 mins
Port of Tyne33 miles37 mins
Newcastle34 miles38 mins
Leeds66 miles1 hr 25 mins
Edinburgh153 miles3 hrs 15 mins
Glasgow174 miles3 hrs 24 mins
Birmingham176 miles3 hrs 16 mins
London253 miles4 hrs 40 mins

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