Spring opening for shops rising from the ashes

Commercial property experts believe new shops being developed to replace those destroyed by a fire will be ready to open next spring

Coun Phil Dennis, Andrew Wilkinson, partner, Sanderson Weatherall LLP, Edward Yuill, Mowden Park Estate Co Ltd, Graeme Newton, managing director of Randall Orchard, and Coun Alan Lewis at Orchard Parade, Durham Lane, Eaglescliffe, where new shops are to be built to replace those destroyed by fire
Coun Phil Dennis, Andrew Wilkinson, partner, Sanderson Weatherall LLP, Edward Yuill, Mowden Park Estate Co Ltd, Graeme Newton, managing director of Randall Orchard, and Coun Alan Lewis at Orchard Parade, Durham Lane, Eaglescliffe, where new shops are to be built to replace those destroyed by fire

Commercial property experts believe new shops being developed to replace those destroyed by a fire will be ready to open next spring.

Chartered surveyors Sanderson Weatherall, the company working to position new tenants in the shops in Eaglescliffe, have been giving local community leaders an insight into developments on the site.

Randall Orchard Construction Ltd has begun in work building the properties for Mowden Park Estate Company Ltd. Nine new shops are being developed on Orchard Parade, Durham Lane, to operate alongside Sainsbury’s, with strong interest from local, regional and national companies.

Andrew Wilkinson, partner at the Tees Valley office of Sanderson Weatherall, said: “This is a much-missed shopping area, so the response we have had from the local community has been very positive, and discussions are ongoing with a number of retailers.”

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