The trade counter area is to the top of the site, close to the existing logistics uses. Credit: planning documents

Castle picked for Wynyard retail delivery

The Hebburn contractor has been chosen by Northumberland Estates to build a trade park and Sainsbury’s supermarket within the Stockton-on-Tees business park.

Northumberland Estates obtained consent for the project in February, with architect Whittam Cox and planner Lichfields advising. The superstore will be around 46,000 sq ft, with other names committed including Starbucks.

The trade park will feature seven new units, which will be occupied by a range of businesses, including Howdens, Screwfix and Doves.

Wynyard Business Park currently forms a landscaped, mixed-use, commercial development. Billed as one of the most prestigious business locations in the Tees Valley, it has been key in attracting new companies to the area and is currently home to over 60 businesses, employing approximately 5,000 people.

Planning officers found that the development supports Tees Valley’s Strategic Economic Plan and the Local Industrial Strategy to deliver economic growth and job creation in the area.

The site is due to be fully operational by June 2025.

With its headquarters in Hebburn, South Tyneside and offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Teesside Castle, which has a secured turnover of £65m for 2024, works across all areas of construction, offering a wide range of high-quality engineering and contracting services covering all aspects of design, construction, mechanical, public health, renewable and electrical engineering.

Andrew Dawson, managing director at Castle, said: “After a successful tender process, we have been appointed as principal contractor to deliver the facilities at the new retail and trade park.

“The project will see our teams involved in everything from the initial enabling works, statutory services, earthworks, groundworks, frame and envelope through to partial MEP services and external services including associated roads and car parks.”

Peter Dalby, development manager at Northumberland Estates, said: “We are delighted to have obtained planning permission for the first phase of the Wynyard Retail and Trade Park.

“This is a key development for Northumberland Estates which will deliver consumer choice and economic growth in the region. As we move into the construction phase, we are looking forward to working with Castle to deliver the project to a high specification.”

Craig Muldoon and Andrew Dawson of Castle flank Peter Dalby of Northumberland Estates. Credit: via Bradley O’Mahoney

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