Business expansion
United Kingdom
North East; Northumberland and Tyne and Wear; Northumberland
Location of affected unit(s)
North Seaton
Construction Of Buildings And Infrastructure Engineering
Construction Of Buildings
41.1 - Development of building projects

2,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
13 March 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Work has begun on a project which could bring up to 2,000 new posts to a jobs-blighted area of Northumberland. Regeneration agency One NorthEast hopes the scheme will help to offset recent blows to the area's economy, including the closure of Ellington Colliery. A 140-acre site at North Seaton, near Ashington is being redeveloped to house a state-of-the-art business park. More than £7 million in public cash has been earmarked for the project, which it is hoped will attract private developers. A further £1.2 million is coming from the European Regional Development Fund.


  • 13 March 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), OneNorthEast, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 61271, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61271.