Millhouse at Hownsgill was the first development to be completed on this section of the site by the Trust who now have planning permission to develop a further:
12 units totalling 3013 sq.m (32431 sq.f)
- 4 office suites situated across 2 floors ranging in size between 210 sq.m – 244 sq.m (2260 sq.f – 2626 sq.f)
- 8 workshops ranging in size between 100 sq.m to 5478 sq.m (1076 sq.f – 5726 sq.f)
The offices and workshop spaces are ideal for start up or established local SMEs and manufacturing companies looking to expand.
The Project Genesis Management Company whose purpose is to provide community support for the entire site, offers a fully managed service to leaseholders including 24/7 CCTV and security for the properties and maintain the landscape, all environmental improvements, repairs and litter picking.
The site is easily accessible by road to the A1, Durham, Newcastle and Gateshead and the North East region as a whole.
Investment in Renewables
Hownsgill is also the proposed site for the development of a Renewables hub, with the intention that the occupants of the workshops and offices will benefit from affordable renewable energy as a result of the investment in this technology.
Currently, Project Genesis are assessing a range of suitable renewable energy and low carbon technologies with a view to determining the correct mix to provide energy to the existing and proposed future developments.
The renewable projects under consideration include:
- Energy Plant
- Hydro related power
- District heating system for the residential developments
The wind and solar schemes are moving forward and scoping for the energy plant will be progressed in liaison with Durham County Council and stakeholders.
The following PDF links detail the Genesis site Masterplan, the Renewables Park plan and the detail of the Hownsgill site.