Located 1 mile to the west of Peterlee and adjacent to the South West Industrial Estate, Bracken Hill Business Park is a fully developed site of 36 acres. It is entirely office based and comprises a mix of large and small office buildings on 2 floors. Occupiers include HP, Helphire Plc, Npower, Inland Revenue, the NHS and Profound Services. The A19 is adjacent to the site and the coast is 3 miles away.
Peterlee is host to a variety of industries. In addition to the office based businesses detailed above at the Business Park, it is home to significant advanced manufacturing businesses (including CAT, NSK and GT Group) and food producers (Walkers, Country Style Foods and Kookaburra).
There are five universities in the area: Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside. Sunderland is the closest University and prides itself on industry links. Durham University’s Centre in Computer Science is facilitating a shift to higher levels of student engagement; partners include IBM, Microsoft and Virgin Media. Both Newcastle and Northumbria have thriving Business Schools, and Durham University Business School has an international reputation.