Brewdog will move to the Milburngate site in Durham city center


Milburngate have confirmed they have reached an agreement with BrewDog for them to open a venue in the brand new waterfront destination of Durham.

Marking the world-renowned craft brewer’s debut in Durham, the bar will occupy a prime position in Milburngate, overlooking the River Wear and the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The 3,736 square foot unit includes a large outdoor seating area with stunning views of Durham Cathedral and Castle and along the city’s scenic waterfront.

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Currently with 67 locations in the UK, in addition to bars in over 20 countries including the US, Spain, Germany, Italy, Australia and Sweden, Milburngate is part of the BrewDog’s continued expansion with dozens more in the works.

Further details about the bar, which will feature BrewDog’s eponymous range of craft beers and food, will be announced in the coming months ahead of the opening date.

BrewDog joins other high-end brands that have chosen Milburngate, including boutique cinema chain Everyman and steak restaurant Bar + Block. They will take place alongside a 93-bed Premier Inn flagship hotel. Other occupants should be announced in the coming weeks.

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The first phase of Milburngate will be completed in the fall and will establish the waterfront development as a flagship destination for living, working and playing. Developed by a joint venture between Arlington Real Estate and Richardson, Milburngate will also include 153 built-to-let apartments and contemporary, flexible Class A office space.

Allan Cook, General Manager of Arlington Real Estate, said, We are thrilled to have secured another premium brand like BrewDog in Milburngate. The quality of the project, its riverside location and access to a thriving social scene in Durham are just some of the reasons he chose to settle here.

“It is a perfect fit for Milburngate and its arrival will certainly bring something new and fresh to the town which will attract both locals and visitors from across the region.”

Simon Eastwood, property manager at Richardson, said: “BrewDog is a much sought after brand that will be very comfortable in Milburngate. Securing BrewDog as one of our principal occupiers demonstrates the ambition we have for Milburngate as a major destination that will enhance the economic and social prosperity of the region.

Milburngate includes the regeneration of Freemans Reach and the redevelopment of Milburngate House, which sits on the adjacent banks of the River Wear in the heart of Durham city.

Arlington Real Estate also offers another landmark County Durham development, DurhamGate. Located five miles south of Durham City, DurhamGate sits on the site of the former Black & Decker UK headquarters and, on nearly 100 acres, is among the largest regeneration projects in the North East from England.

Richardson is a leading real estate and growth capital firm. The independent family business of trading and investing started over 70 years ago in the West Midlands. Current growth capital investments include an award-winning Swiss technology company, a UK financial services company, a US-based medical real estate company and New Zealand’s largest avocado producer.

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