NETPark Phase Three – 270,000 sq ft expansion

Plans to expand NETPark have been approved by Durham County Council Cabinet, who have agreed to invest £49.6m to finance the expansion providing up to 270,000 sq ft of new laboratory, office, production and storage space at one of the UK’s premier science parks.

NETPark Phase Three consists of up to 12 speculative units from 5,000 sq ft to 35,000 sq ft to allow science, engineering and technology companies to grow, scale-up and commercialise their operations. This initial phase of development is part of larger expansion plan to the park, which includes a Masterplan for up to 433,800 sq ft across the 26-acre site and design and build opportunities up to 80,000 sq ft.

Business Durham, who manage NETPark, has forged a strong partnership with Clear Futures – led by the Robertson Group – to design and build the state-of-the-art facilities needed to make Phase Three a reality. We will work closely with companies to deliver laboratory, office, production and storage space of the highest quality.

Completed infrastructure work include a new road, creating a junction onto the strategically important A177, and opening up critical development land. This was made possible by a £5m grant from the North East LEP, as part of the Government’s North East Growth Deal.

The Synergy Sculpture provides a dynamic eye-line view at the entrance to NETPark Phase 3
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NETPark Phase Three

Up to 12 speculative units from 5,000 sq ft to 35,000 sq ft to providing science, engineering and technology companies the space they need to grow, scale-up and commercialise operations. This initial phase of development is part of bigger plans for up to 433,800 sq ft across the 26-acre site and design and build opportunities up to 80,000 sq ft.

The North East Technology Park (NETPark)

NETPark is a vibrant collaborative community of innovative science, engineering and technology companies whose technologies make a difference to peoples lives across the world.

Phase 3 has opened up over 26 acres of development land north of NETPark

About NETPark

NETPark is a key location in North East England, the only UK science park with two catapults High Value Manufacturing Catapult through The Centre for Process Innovation’s (CPI) national flagship facility for printable electronics and the North East Satellite Applications Catapult. CPI also manage three national innovation centres located at NETPark including

  • National Formulations Centre
  • National Centre for Healthcare Photonics
  • National Centre for Printable Electronics

This, and the presence on-site of two of Durham University’s most advanced research groups combine to offer any technology business investing in NETPark the opportunity to co-locate with two of the UK’s major technology drivers demonstrating the valuable intensive support environment that can facilitate and accelerate the growth of companies located here at NETPark.

NETPark provides an exceptional environment, talented workforce and readymade manufacturing supply chain. We have the right support, infrastructure and facilities in place to help your business scale up and grow within a thriving cluster of like-minded businesses.

Contact us to find out more about locating your business on NETPark Phase Three.

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To find out about the land development opportunities available at NETPark, please contact Janet Todd, NETPark Manager on 01740 625 250 or e-mail

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The North East Technology Park provides a dynamic and supportive environment to accelerate the growth of ambitious, innovative, high tech companies into global markets. NETPark encourages collaborative multidisciplinary links, driving innovation, enterprise and economic prosperity.
We provide companies with access to a focused and international community where talent flourishes, ideas are generated and businesses have the support and resources to compete with the best in the world.

NETPark North East Technology Park

NETPark, North East Technology Park,
Sedgefield, County Durham TS21 3FD

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It fits perfectly for us that we’re surrounded by like-minded companies at NETPark. There are a number of highly skilled people in the area who can help us grow our business. The facilities and services offered by NETPark are first class, they make office life simple and engaging.

Stuart Wilson, - CEO, Ascarii

We initially came because of the printable electronics centre but access to a highly skilled semi conductor workforce in the North East has been a key factor in us staying and growing here, as well as the value for money office space and the access to funding.

Ken Williamson, - COO, PragmatIC Printing

The proximity to the universities and the infrastructure are very important factors. Ultimately having a presence in Europe is very valuable to us and we intend to stay at NETPark for many years to come.

Dr Arnab Basu, - CEO, Kromek

The quality of the facilities at NETPark and the attitude of staff is first class. It has a really dynamic, innovative atmosphere.

Dr Neil Loxley, - Chief executive, IBEX

CPI has developed a specialist offering to support SMEs looking to develop their printable electronics applications and our partnership with Business Durham has been instrumental in attracting several SMEs to locate here in the region.

Dr Jon Helliwell, - Director of Printable Electronics, CPI

Access to quality facilities was one of the main drivers for deciding to locate the business at the NETPark. We have been able to use this as a launch pad to link into support from CPI and world-class expertise from Durham University.

Steve Clements, - Managing Director, aXenic
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