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North Durham retail park is now complete after welcoming big name brands, with the last store scheduled for opening Saturday, February 11.

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The 45,000 sq. ft. modern retail park is home to a large Aldi. Which features the new self-checkout service being rolled out around the country.

The site was formerly known as Elddis Business Park, before being acquired from Elddis Transport by Premcor Director Simon Hawkins.

At the time it was being used as an ancillary depot with five multi-let buildings, all of which were demolished to make way for the new retail park.

Plans were submitted to Durham County Council by Premcor in 2019 for the redevelopment of the site – and was supported by planning and development consultancy, Lichfields, and The Harris Partnership.

Construction commenced in July 2021 with GMI Construction.

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It also hosts The Food WAREHOUSE. An Iceland owned superstore with a vast array of fresh and frozen produce. Pantry items and healthcare products are also available.

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Starbucks is one of the more recent additions. With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, plenty of free parking and a convenient drive-thru service.

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The final store to open on the complex is Home Bargains. With staff in the surrounding stores stating it is scheduled for opening on February 11.

The retail park sits adjacent to Durham’s largest out of town retail destination.

The Arnison Centre features stores such as Asda Living, Boyes, and Smyths Toy Superstore. Among many others.

North Durham Retail Park is located at Old Pit Ln, Pity Me, Durham DH1 5ST.

Easily accessible by car and only a three minute drive away from the Arnison Centre.