Connect, a prime industrial space spanning 640,000ft2 has achieved practical completion and awaits occupancy at Integra 61, a mixed-use site in Durham valued at £400m, developed by Citrus Group.
Five sites set on the 205-acre Integra 61 site comprise the largest speculatively-developed industrial scheme in the North East for more than a decade.
The Integra 61 site includes a 298,000ft2 stand-alone high-bay 15m warehouse unit.
A further four units of industrial and warehouse accommodation, ranging from 43,000ft2 to152,000ft2, sit alongside Connect 298 on an adjacent plot centrally located at the Integra 61 scheme at J61 of the A1(M).
Sunrise Real Estate agreed a forward funding deal with Citrus in 2022 for the delivery of the units and GMI Construction was appointed as contractor.
Appointed agents Avison Young, CBRE and Colliers are marketing the new units to potential occupiers.
The Connect units will complement the broad spectrum of industrial opportunities at Integra 61, which is already home to Amazon’s 2m ft2 fulfilment centre.
David Cullingford, Project Lead for Integra 61 and Citrus, said: “To have delivered 640,000ft2 of brand new high quality industrial accommodation to a market witnessing critical voids and where supply levels are struggling to be met is fantastic news and further demonstrates why Integra 61 has become a flagship project for the region.
“The North East industrial market is in good shape with pent up demand and as such, the Connect scheme will play a vital role in creating more jobs and investment by attracting both new occupiers and assisting those already in the region to upgrade their space.”