Central Park is a strategic site and an innovation hub that supports the growth and development of local companies with a focus on digital and biosciences. It is adjacent to the East Coast Main Line, offering excellent links to London and Edinburgh. It is home to CPI’s £38million National Biologics Manufacturing Centre and Teesside University’s £22million National Horizons Centre.
New business accommodation at Central Park will be created imminently with the build of Business Central Two. This development will provide new start-up office space combined with clean space or laboratories, adding further to Central’s Park’s existing bioscience skills and innovation assets.
Central Park is Darlington’s flagship regeneration scheme. It is a 30-hectare site that benefits from some of the best connectivity in Tees Valley. It is adjacent to the East Coast Main Line, offering direct rail links with London in under two and half hours and Edinburgh in less than two hours. It also has great access to the A66 for east-west connectivity and the A1(M) for north-south strategic access. It is less 11 minutes drive to Teesside International Airport which connects Tees Valley to more than 180 global destinations through international hubs at Heathrow and Schiphol.
Centre for Professional and Executive Development
Teesside University’s Centre for Professional and Executive Development is located at Central Park and works with employers across multiple sectors to design and deliver training which meets their demands and the skills needs of their workforce.
Darlington College is also at Central Park and offers HE level courses accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Institute of Leadership and Management.
National Horizons Centre
Teesside University’s National Horizons Centre is a research, teaching and training facility sitting at the heart of a cluster of excellence on Darlington’s Central Park alongside the National Biologics Manufacturing Centre and Teesside University’s Centre for Professional and Executive Development. The National Horizons Centre has been established to address the growth needs of the bio-based industries including biologics, industrial biotechnology and bio-pharmaceuticals.
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