A new factory shop and reconditioning facility are being opened at DurhamGate North.
The 73,000sq ft Meadowfield Building will be the UK National Service Centre supporting Stanley Black & Decker’s Construction and Do-It-Yourself business, providing tools and related accessories.
The new facility will accommodate servicing, repair, spare parts distribution, returns, European product reconditioning and a company-owned factory outlet store open to the public. The new location will have 22 members of staff and will complement Stanley Black & Decker’s European Research & Development centre, based at DurhamGate.
Stanley Black & Decker is investing more than £1m in the fitout of the new facility, and is planning to be fully operational in the third quarter of 2015.
Stanley Black & Decker has become the first significant tenant to be announced by Arlington Real Estate, following the developer’s creation of DurhamGate North.
The 25-acre site is on the A167 Great North Road, six miles south of Durham, and, subject to planning permission, is likely to feature offices, industrial units, trade counter and drive-through food retail.
Arlington Real Estate managing director Allan Cook said: “Having such a high-profile company with a world-renowned brand based here will highlight the benefits of establishing business operations on the site, and help us drive our wider regeneration programme forward.”