Council welcomes new Hexham development
15 Jun 2022
A new Hexham development supporting the economic growth of the town is open for business.
The council has worked with developer Union Property Services Ltd to redevelop the disused ‘Bunker’ site off Alemouth Road and in the coming weeks a new public car park will be open.
The new carpark will have 250 spaces, include electric vehicle charging provision and will be operated as a long stay facility, helping alleviate the pressure on Wentworth car park caused by vehicles parking all day.
It will stand alongside a 69-bedroom Travelodge hotel, Lidl store and McDonalds restaurant and there has been significant work on the highways infrastructure to create a new access into the site from the existing roundabout off Alemouth Road.
Councillor John Riddle, Cabinet Member for Local Services, said: “We’re delighted the site is now well and truly open for business – it's created scores of jobs and will be a great boost to the town’s economy.
“Soon the new 250-space carpark will add a great deal more parking space in the town centre."
Hexham Central with Acomb Councillor Trevor Cessford said: “As the first person to have made contact with the previous owner, to see if the land might be up for sale, I’m naturally delighted to see the whole site having been fully redeveloped.
“The new hotel is something that Hexham has been needing for a long time now and the 250 additional parking spaces will be a major boost for the town”.