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The Gates, Durham

Location: Durham, Tyne and Wear


Client: Clearbell


Status: Completed 2019


Size: 1.3 hectares

A complex development of retail, 250 new student units and leisure uses on an existing multideck 1970’s shopping centre.


The site is adjacent to the River Wear and creates a new riverside promenade lined with restaurants and a cinema overlooking one of England’s most sensitive historic views, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Castle and Cathedral.


Our scheme received planning permission with a unanimous decision from council members.  Our response to this challenging site is fully supported by Historic England and has been welcomed by the community.

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