Forming the second phase of the Durham Riverside Renewal project, Milburngate is a £120 million masterplan set to transform a prime location in the heart of Durham city centre. The masterplan comprises luxury apartments, bars, restaurants, offices and a boutique cinema. A range of open amenity spaces feature courtyards and streets with panoramic views across the River Wear towards the city’s historic landmarks, creating a vibrant destination for residents and visitors alike.

Our challenge has been the integration of this large scale development into a location with visible links to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although the design has to be sensitive to the site’s historic context, it also represents a unique opportunity to exploit the location and the views out towards the city’s iconic landmarks.

Mixed use regeneration masterplan



Arlington Real Estate, and Richardsons Capital LLP

Shaping such a large part of a World Heritage City Centre is a big responsibility, but I am confident that Milburngate, like Freemans Reach, before it will prove to be another exemplar development.

Allan Cook
Managing Director, Arlington Real Estate

The innovative use of space, the design of the public realm and the connections through the site are all vitally important attributes, which create a destination that has already attracted premium leisure operators and investors.

Neil McMillan
Development Director, Carillion