Former Castle Eden Brewery,
Castle Eden, County Durham
£23 million of completed development
Davison Blackett, in conjunction with Persimmon Homes, negotiated the acquisition, subject to planning, for a mixture of detached executive properties, townhouses and apartments.
Charles Church, Persimmon's specialist luxury home development arm, has built and successfully sold 78 residential units on the site of the former brewery.
Excess of £100 million
Davison Blackett acquired the long leasehold of the original Gateshead town centre scheme from Mars Pension Fund Trustees Limited for Tesco in 2004 and negotiated the surrender of many of the existing leasehold interests in the centre. Tesco’s subsidiary Spen Hill Regeneration Limited gained a planning consent for a new store, retail units, 993 student bedrooms and a walk-in health centre. Davison Blackett agreed lettings to the University of Northumbria at Newcastle and the Gateshead Primary Care Trust.
DTZ were joint agents on the letting to UNN.
Former agricultural land at Shildon
A £45 million development
Davison Blackett, in conjunction with Persimmon Homes, negotiated the acquisition, subject to planning, for a residential scheme on the 40 acre site which includes circa 20 acres of community forest land with forest walks.
The proposal is a mixture of Persimmon and Charles Church, Persimmon's luxury home development arm.
Land at St Helens Industrial Estate, Bishop Auckland County Durham DL14 9AL
Excess £35 million
Davison Blackett negotiated the acquisition, subject to Tesco gaining an implementable planning consent, for an 88,899 sq ft supermarket on 9.77 acres of land owned by Ebac Limited. Outline approval was granted in 2009 and reserved matters (dismissed) in 2010. Ebac relocated their facility elsewhere in Durham.
Tesco developed and opened the new store within 5 months of gaining full planning consent.
Land at Low Grange Farm, Greater Eston, Teesside
Excess of £35 million
Davison Blackett negotiated the acquisition of 16.03 acres of land at Eston. Tesco gained a planning consent for an 88,899 sq ft supermarket, petrol filling station, retail units, family public house/restaurant and community facility. The land was owned by the Lady Hewley Trust and a private individual.
In conjunction with Savills, Davison Blackett has successfully let the five retail units to national covenants and has significant interest in the family pub site.