Location: South of Durham City, next to part of the Durham University campus
Local authority: Durham County Council
Postcode of nearby property: DH1 3TE
Size: c38 hectares (c93 acres)
Site status: Being constructed
The former golf course and prestigious city centre site is being developed for new executive and family homes in this central Durham area. David Wilson Homes and Bellway Homes are currently building and selling high quality homes on part of the site.
Durham University is looking to build new student accommodation on the site too. There will be a dedicated space for new amenities to serve the local community such as a doctor’s surgery or convenience store. There will also be improved public access across the site with a new network of footpaths set in high quality landscape corridors. Options for the Grade II listed Manor House are being explored along with various tree replanting and landscape works.
The Mount Oswald Manor House was built around 1830. It is now a Grade II listed building. The land around was used as a golf course in recent years – with the Manor House acting as the club house, bar, restaurant, changing rooms and storage.
There is local construction employment opportunities throughout the construction phases.
As well as much needed housing this project will allow the public access to new open spaces as well as convenience shops and/or a GPs’ surgery.
These include the creation of 25 acres of public open space throughout the site, including a seven acre park, and five equipped children’s play areas close to housing areas.