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April 23, 2018
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A GLOBAL train manufacturer’s County Durham base has won regional recognition for boosting employment and regeneration in the area.

The Hitachi Rail Europe plant at the Merchant Place site at Newton Aycliffe was last night named North-East Project of the Year at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards.

It was one of 45 of the region’s property schemes to battle it out for the honour which celebrates overall outstanding…

March 07, 2018

Michael Portillo continues his journey from London to Edinburgh – visiting Newton Aycliffe, he tests a state-of-the-art passenger train on tracks which follow the route taken by George Stephenson’s steam engine on its historic journey in 1825.

February 27, 2018

International design practice Ryder Architecture have three projects shortlisted in the prestigious 2018 RICS north east awards.

The awards recognise and reward the best projects from various regions around the UK in eight categories.

The commercial category sees two Ryder projects shortlisted, the Darlington based Hitachi Rail Europe and Strawberry Place, located near St James’ Park. Hitachi Rail Europe, the biggest investment that the region has seen since Nissan, is…

January 16, 2018

“Following historical low levels of large industrial deals in 2017, we are optimistic that pent up demand will generate new deals at Merchant Park in the coming year.” Nick Atkinson at HTA

July 26, 2017

The Park and its beautiful setting at Newton Aycliffe with its Lake and footpaths interwinding between the Hitachi Rail Facility and its remaining Sites was in its glory on this Summer day .

Photographed July 2017 by Philip Hunton Photograph.


March 05, 2017
March 05, 2017

Watch out for our  Newsletter Launch on March 17 which will keep you up to date with all events at Merchant Park .

March 05, 2017

We are pleased to announce we have commissioned Design Exchange and Newton Press to refurbish our existing site signboards to reflect the current availability of opportunities on the Park .

September 03, 2015
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“I WASN’T going to miss this for the world,” said the Prime Minister, as he welcomed train building back to the North-East.

“We have been waiting for this for five years, I have talked about it in Parliament and it is good to come here and see it in person,” he added.

Speaking to an audience of more than 600 politicians, business leaders and journalists from all around the world, David…