Agenda item

Darlington Rail Heritage Quarter Update

Presentation by the Assistant Director Community Services


The Assistant Director Community Services gave a PowerPoint presentation (previously circulated) updating Members on the Darlington Rail Heritage Quarter (DRHQ).


Members were reminded of the wider work being undertaken in the town and details were provided of the timeline for the works to the DRHQ, with an anticipated completion date of Quarter 2/3 in 2024.


The presentation provided a number of graphics, this included the A1 goods shed, 1861 shed, entrance to the site and goods yard; and details were provided of the planned attractions, including the virtual reality experience and bespoke play area.


Following a question, Members were advised of the cost of the turntable and that a bid had been submitted to the levelling up fund; and discussion ensued regarding possible risks to the delivery of the timetable and revenue costs for the site.


RESOLVED – That the thanks of this Scrutiny Committee be extended to the Assistant Director Community Services for his informative and interesting presentation.


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