NETPark – Phase 3 infrastructure

NETPark is a world-class location for science and technology companies, providing a dynamic and supportive environment to accelerate the growth of ambitious, innovative, high tech companies into global markets.

The creation of the new road – named Rosalind Franklin Way after the pioneering scientist who contributed towards the discovery of DNA – allows for a further 26 acres of land to be developed, creating additional space for research and development companies that need room to prototype and scale up to manufacture on site.

The development forms part of the 10-year strategy for NETPark, which includes creating 3,000 jobs and adding another £400m to the region’s GVA.

The phase 3a infrastructure project will ensure an extensive range of serviced sites are in place to attract further investment.

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Project timeline
2015 Pipeline

Start of feasibility and business case development

2016 In progress

Project approved and in construction phase

2018 Complete

Project live and construction complete

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Project Stats
Economic assets and infrastructure, Innovation
Project Status
Project Location
County Durham
Project Organisation
Durham County Council
Project Funding
Local Growth Fund
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