Work begins on Station Place – a landmark industrial development in County Durham
Work begins on Station Place – a landmark industrial development in County Durham
Work begins on Station Place – a landmark industrial development in County Durham

The latest phase of a major County Durham scheme is now underway with the development of a range of industrial units at Station Place in Newton Aycliffe. Station Place, which is now under construction, is part of the wider £90m Merchant Park industrial scheme in Newton Aycliffe – a 65-acre development at Aycliffe Business Park […]

Hitachi Rail starts welding brand new British trains as investment in North East factory reaches £110m
Hitachi Rail starts welding brand new British trains as investment in North East factory reaches £110m
Hitachi Rail starts welding brand new British trains as investment in North East factory reaches £110m

Hitachi Rail’s investment at its County Durham factory – which now totals £110million – sees new facilities completed, allowing welding and painting to start on brand new UK passenger trains. New welding and painting facilities will be used to build the next generation of intercity trains for East Midlands Railway and Avanti West Coast. Around […]

County Durham space company receives UK Space Agency innovation funding
County Durham space company receives UK Space Agency innovation funding
County Durham space company receives UK Space Agency innovation funding

ISOCOM LIMITED, a County Durham optoelectronic component manufacturer, is working with Northumbria University to develop the world’s first commercially available laser-based satellite communication system via the National Space Innovation Programme. Peterlee-based ISOCOM is a leader in the the design, manufacture, and testing of high-quality optoelectronic and microelectronic components for the space, defence and aerospace industries. The […]

Energy Centre, Gateshead
Innovative, Low Carbon Projects in North East Secure HNIP Funding
Innovative, Low Carbon Projects in North East Secure HNIP Funding

£6.7 million of funding has been awarded to proposed heat network schemes in the North East of England today through the Government’s £320 million Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP). Seaham Garden Village and Newcastle University are among the schemes to have been awarded funding through HNIP, which has now awarded over £125 million in its […]

Satellite Application
RHEA Group is the first tenant moves into new co-working space at NETPark
RHEA Group is the first tenant moves into new co-working space at NETPark

An international engineering and solutions company in the cybersecurity and space sectors is the first tenant at a new co-working space at the North East Technology Park (NETPark). RHEA Group has opened a new office at the Satellite Applications Catapult CO-SPACE at NETPark in Sedgefield, County Durham, to join the region’s growing space sector. The […]

Growing Fintech company, Growth Capital Ventures, has secured £1 million investment and plans to create jobs
Growing Fintech company, Growth Capital Ventures, has secured £1 million investment and plans to create jobs
Growing Fintech company, Growth Capital Ventures, has secured £1 million investment and plans to create jobs

Rapidly growing Fintech company, Growth Capital Ventures (GCV), has secured £1 million of growth capital from institutional investors to continue its expansion and fast-track the growth of Britain’s burgeoning tech sector.  GCV has now opened up the investment round to new private investors via its online investment platform – growthfunders.com Investment from the current round will […]

Hyperdrive Battery Plant, Sunderland
Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive agreement opens way for battery trains across Britain
Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive agreement opens way for battery trains across Britain

Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive Innovation have signed an exclusive agreement to develop battery packs to power zero-emission trains and create a battery hub in the North East. The two North East manufacturers will now accelerate the creation of batteries that can be mass-produced to provide emission-free power for hundreds of battery trains across the UK. […]

INEOS to build hand sanitiser plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham in 10 days to make 1 million bottles per month
INEOS to build hand sanitiser plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham in 10 days to make 1 million bottles per month
INEOS to build hand sanitiser plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham in 10 days to make 1 million bottles per month

INEOS, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, has today announced plans to produce 1 million hand sanitisers per month to help with the European shortage. The chemicals company plant to construct two purpose built factories for this, one in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham and another in Germany. INEOS, who have sites in Grangemouth, Middlesborough […]