Public consultation on Durham riverside site

Milburngate House
Image caption Milburngate House was built in the 1960s

Businesses and members of the public have been invited to have their say on proposals to redevelop a key site in Durham city centre.

Milburngate House is currently part occupied by the Identity and Passport Service and the Department of National Savings and Investments.

However, the landmark building, in a prominent riverside location, is coming to the end of its working life.

A two-day public event will be held at the Town Hall on 20 and 21 May.

As the first stage of the consultation on the site's future, issues and options for establishing a development brief will be examined.

The concrete building was built in the 1960s, but council chiefs have said internal spaces do not suit modern office operational requirements.

Councillor Neil Foster, cabinet member for regeneration at Durham County Council, said: "There is now an opportunity to take this very significant site to the market to see how it can best be redeveloped and have a positive impact on Durham's city centre's regeneration."

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