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Logistic facilities approved in North East

Words: Laura Edgar
Elddis Transport’s Nigel Cook (left) and Richard Tone / Elddis

Durham County Council has granted planning permission for Elddis Transport’s proposals to expand onto a site it has recently acquired.

The Consett-based company will redevelop the former GT Engineering site in Delves Lane into a storage and distribution space. This is part of the firm’s plans to secure additional on-site capacity for its warehouse operations.

Work will include the installation of a new roof, access doors and improved car parking, as well as refurbished office accommodation and the addition of dedicated training and meeting rooms.

The granting of permission follows approval earlier in the summer for Elddis to proceed with plans for a permanent new commercial HGV and trailer park in Newton Aycliffe. Elddis has made a long-term commitment to improve its facilities.

Work on both sites is being funded by the sale of its site at Old Pit Lane near the Arnison Centre in Durham to Premcor Estates.

Jonathan Wallace, senior director of Newcastle planning and development consultancy, Lichfields, who secured the planning approval, said: “This is great news for Elddis and contributes significantly to their ambitious plans for expansion. We have worked closely with Durham County Council on these various projects that will not only secure skilled jobs but will also see funds re-invested in the area, with positive spin-off benefits for the local economy.”

Image credit | Elddis | Pictured - Elddis Transport’s Nigel Cook (left) and Richard Tone