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Bird view shot of the shopping centre
|Location||Murton, County Durham|
|Address||Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Centre, Murton, County Durham, SR7 9HU|
|Opening date||10 April 2003|
|Developer||ING Real Estate development UK|
|No. of stores and services||66|
|No. of floors||1|
|Parking||over 1000 parking spaces|
Dalton Park is a shopping centre in Murton, County Durham. It is built on the site of the former colliery's slag heaps. It is the largest factory outlet style shopping centre in the North East, where branded goods are sold at discounted prices, usually discontinued lines of stock, previous seasons ranges or items specifically made for the outlet market place. The prices are typically up to 50% off high street prices or RRP.
The Centre comprises of over 60 stores including 7 eateries, free parking and a free children's play area. Anchor tenants include Marks and Spencer Outlet, Next Clearance, Gap Outlet and adidas.
It was officially opened by Tara Palmer-Tompkinson on 10 April 2003.
Alongside the shopping centre there is also 55 acres of landscaped parkland with three signposted walks and various wildlife habitats.
Following a recent High Court Judicial Review, Dalton Park has been given final go-ahead for ‘Phase 2’ of its development. The scheme will now proceed under the planning permission granted by Durham Council in March last year and work will now commence on detailed design and satisfying the planning conditions. It is anticipated that work will start on site in 2014 and take 12 months to complete.
The £35m project will complete the site’s regeneration programme and will include a food store, cinema, restaurants, petrol station, hotel and pub. In the region of 500 jobs will be created as a result of the development. Further announcements on the tenant line up will be made in the near future.
Several events are held within the centre. These have included :
- Touring circus
- Father Christmas
- Charity walks
- Food & Craft markets
- Children's cartoon character appearances
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