£27 million is hopefully to be invested in new office space and leisure facilities at Freeman’s Reach ice rink in Durham.
The riverside area of Durham is set for overall rejuvenation as part of a scheme set by a business consortium led by Arlington Real Estate, Carillion Developments and Richardson’s Capital LLP.
This project would see 8000 square feet of new office space as well as a range of tourist-facing dining facilities. All schemes are due to be ultra-eco-friendly, part of a larger attempt to reduce Durham’s overall carbon footprint.
“I am so proud that we have been selected to bring forward this new phase of regeneration in Durham which will be sympathetic to the historic environment and architecture of the area as well as provide new amenities and enhance the local economy,” says Allan Cook, Arlington MD.
In recent decades, the redevelopment site has evolved from a famous local ice rink to bowling alley. The site has been vacant since 2009 and the subject of a failed residential development bid.
Information on this latest scheme will be available to the public in the Town Hall on 29 June 2012 from 12pm to 8pm.