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New Bus Depot to be built in Consett

by Owen Temple on 11 December, 2017

An artist’s impression of the new Consett depot

Go North East is relocating its Stanley depot after nearly 100 years in the town, to a new facility in Consett.

The company has received planning approval from Durham County Council to build a new high-specification depot on Hownsgill Industrial Estate in Consett.

The purpose-built 11,585sq/ft depot will include a lean engineering facility to streamline processes and make vehicle maintenance more efficient, a full-recycling vehicle wash and spill-free refuelling system.

The current Stanley depot, which sits on the site of a former ice-rink, is in major need of refurbishment, necessitating the new depot.

Due to open in February 2019, £3.5m will be spent on building and fitting out the new depot which will sit on a 2.23 acres site.


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