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Stephenson Road, North East Industrial Estate, Peterlee, SR8 5AY

16,689 - 87,561 Sq Ft (1,550.41 - 8,134.42 Sq M)
To Let
£39,000 - £262,700 Per Annum

Spaces from 16,689 sq ft (1,550.41 M2) to 87,561 sq ft (8,134.68 M2)

Rents from £3 per sqft

Flexible terms considered

Secure tarmac hardstand of 1.3 acres

Available in whole or part

Well located close to the A19

Duncan Christie

Interested in this property?
Please contact me 0191 232 7030

Keith Stewart

Interested in this property?
Please contact me 0191 211 1559


The property is located on the North East Industrial Estate, Peterlee, County Durham, approximately 8 miles east of Durham City Centre, 11 miles south of Sunderland and 23 miles south east of Newcastle upon Tyne. The estate benefits from excellent road communications, being situated adjacent to the A19 trunk road which provides direct access to the Tyne and Wear conurbation to the north and Teesside and North Yorkshire to the south as well as the wider national motorway network.


The property comprises a food production facility with the occupier being V-Bites. The factory was previously the Walkers Crisp Factory and production on site dates back to the 1960s, with the factory expanding over the years to the current size and layout. As a result, the building comprises the original building along with several extensions of different age and design which have been added over time.

Internally, the building is divided into various areas including preparation, production, packaging, warehouse, office and staff amenities.

Due to a recent restructure, V-Bites now only occupy and make use of circa 20,000 sqft of factory with the additional 87,561 sqft now being surplus to requirements. Therefore, most of the production, warehousing and dispatch areas can be made available to prospective new tenants, along with the external hardstanding and car parking of circa 1.3 acres.

In general, the production areas comprise of steel frame construction with a mix of pitched and flat roofs, with a food grade fit out internally. Minimum clear working heights range from 4.85m to 8.1m with dock and level access loading and a mixture of resin and tiled floors. Lighting is mainly by way of fluorescent tube outlets.

The warehousing to the rear is also steel frame construction with flat roof, concrete flooring and fluorescent lighting with minimum heights of between 6m and 7m and further dock and level access doors. Furthermore, the dispatch area is again of steel portal frame construction with a combination of pitched and mono pitched roofs. Minimum eaves height in this area ranges from 8.1m to 5m with 3 dock level doors for level access loading.

There is a two-storey office block to the front of the property with a mixture of open plan and cellular accommodation, heating and cooling, lino covered floors, suspended ceilings with integrated lighting, a staff canteen and male and female lockers and WCs. If required, office spaces for occupiers can be made available by separate negotiation.

Externally, the site is secure being fenced, and there is extensive hardstanding to the rear of the factory with 360-degree vehicular access and further car parking with around 200 spaces.


All areas will be offered by way of new FRI leases for a term of years to be agreed. Flexible terms will also be considered.