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FaulknerBrowns submits huge Durham city centre plans

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FaulknerBrowns Architects has submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of a major riverside site in Durham 


The project will see the 1960s Milburngate House demolished to make way for a £150 million mixed-use regeneration scheme.

The nine-storey office block, which was the home of National Savings and Investments and the Passport Office, will be replaced by 41,800m2 of offices, shops, restaurants, a cinema, a hotel and apartments.

National Savings and Investments moved into a new building across the river last year. The office on the site of a former ice rink formed the first phase of the regeneration project and the Passport Office is also expected to move there later this year.

This second phase of the riverside development, named Milburngate, will be split into three zones and will create a new quarter within the city.

A waterside square and residential courtyards will sit in the centre of the scheme, while public realm and paths through the 2.0 hectare site will link it with the nearby train station.

Ben Sykes, partner at FaulknerBrowns, said: ‘This is an important milestone in what has already been a four year journey to transform this part of Central Durham. This hugely ambitious proposal is fundamentally about the creation of a series of new places and spaces to reconnect the site into the city.’ 

Milburngate by FaulknerBrowns Architects

Milburngate by FaulknerBrowns Architects

Project data

Location Durham
Type of project mixed-use
Architect FaulknerBrowns Architects
Client Carillion Developments, Arlington and Richardson’s Capital
Site area 2.0 hectares
Development area 41,800m2

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