With land availability still remaining, the Trust has an amazing opportunity for the future.
Project Genesis Management Company (PGMC)
The PGMC is responsible for undertaking the care and maintenance of the landscape and amenity land across the Genesis site, along with public amenity, open space and landscape areas retained by Genesis Trustees.
The company operates a 24/7 CCTV facility ensuring security to all property and public areas and rapid response to the police.
Completed developments include:
Fawcett Park 2014
Officially opening in September 2014, this new new urban recreational area in Consett, is adorned with sculptures and art work commemorating the town’s industrial past but providing a beautiful open space for all to enjoy.
Browse our galleries to see the scope of the work completed:
One of the world’s best known coffee franchises opened its doors in Consett in the Spring of 2014 with a drive through and an inside seating area.
Tiger Bills, 2013
Tiger Bills Consett, is the flagship restaurant for this small independent chain. The restaurant, the first of its kind in County Durham, serves a unique combined choice of Thai food and a Western grill.
The TESCO store was completed and opened in the winter of 2013. It’s total size of 87,000 sq ft includes 60,000sq ft of shopping paradise! TESCO Consett created some 250 new jobs which were taken by people local to the area.
The completion of the build was marked with an opening ceremony where Lord Davenport, Chair, Project Genesis board, unveiled the memorial plaque.
Mill House, 2010
Built on a former brownfield site, Mill House was the first combined offices and depot facility commissioned by the Genesis Trust. It’s situated on Hownsgill Industrial Park, named after the former location of the Hownsgill Plate Mill site which was part of the Consett Steel Works complex.
Innovation Centre & Steel House
The Consett Innovation Centre & Steel House are owned and managed by Derwentside Enterprise Agency. Located on Genesis way, the centre provides high quality offices for local start up businesses and SMEs. Its primary function is to develop new and existing businesses and those who are situated in the building benefit from the range of business support training on offer. The 16 offices ranging in size from 14 to 55 sq metres, perfect for small and start-up businesses.
Originally established in 1986, Derwentside College is the major provider of post-16 education and training across Derwentside. The new buildings, situated in the heart of the Genesis site, were opened in 2002.