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Government hub planned for Darlington

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The Government Property Agency (GPA) has submitted a planning application to Darlington Borough Council to build a four-storey government hub.

The government is investing £118M in the project and said this is a significant indication of its commitment to sparking economic growth in the town and wider region.

When completed, Brunswick Street will form part of a government campus of three buildings, including Feethams House and Bishopsgate House, all located within Darlington town centre.

Construction of the new hub is set to begin later this year and will be completed in early 2027. The building will increase the total number of Darlington-based civil servants to over 2,300, 1,450 of whom will be located in the Brunswick Street hub.

Clive Anderson, Director of Capital Projects at the GPA, said: “In submitting our planning application, we are a step closer to creating another highly sustainable new government hub which will boost the local economy and see a modern, inspirational and energy-efficient workplace for government departments and their staff attracted to a rewarding civil service career based in Darlington.”

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