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30 YEARS OF UK LAND ESTATES

2020 marked the 30th anniversary of UK Land Estates.

Since our formation, we’ve been focused on providing the highest quality of commercial buildings, and investing millions of pounds in new developments to become a trusted provider of commercial property in the North East of England.

In 1990, our Chief Executive, Chris Whitfield, launched UK Land Estates with a single commercial property unit in Ryton. Since then, we have grown our portfolio to 28 estates across the region.

Our three main estates – Team Valley Trading Estate, Tyne Tunnel Industrial Estate and Teesside Estate – are some of the largest and most established business estates in the North East, home to more than 800 businesses.

From local SMEs to household names, our clients include brands such as Amazon, Fedex, DPD, DHL, Greggs, WHSmith and Premier Inns.

Our recent development work includes major investments at our sites at Pennywell in Sunderland, Eighth Avenue East and West and Kingsway North, both at Team Valley Trading Estate.

The History of Team Valley Trading Estate

Our largest estate, Team Valley Trading Estate has a long and illustrious history, dating as far back as the interwar period. In 1934, as part of a Ministry of Labour investigation into high levels of unemployment in Gateshead, army hero and MP Captain D. Euan Wallace called for the creation of a new trading estate to boost prosperity in the region.

Two years later, Team Valley was selected as the location for this new estate. North Eastern Trading Estates Limited was formed in 1936, with the aim of establishing a new trading estate and providing “all reasonable facilities required by industrialists engaged in starting fresh enterprises.”

Building work on the new Team Valley Trading Estate began immediately, with the first units completed the following year and the first tenant announced shortly thereafter – motor company Holland Coachcraft Limited.

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth formally opened the Team Valley Trading Estate as part of an official ceremony in 1939, during which they enjoyed a celebratory lunch and unveiled a commemorative tablet on the site.

Our Portfolio

Although Team Valley Trading Estate is our largest, UK Land Estates has quickly expanded over the last 30 years, with our portfolio reaching right across the North East region.

Over the decades, we have added a number of new sites through joint ventures and acquisitions. For example, we first added the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate to our portfolio in 1999, with the Teesside Estate and Pennywell Industrial Estate joining our portfolio in 2004.

We’re committed to investing in and enhancing commercial property assets and infrastructure in the North East. For example, in the last ten years alone, we’ve invested over £15 million in our Teesside Industrial Estate.

The sheer number of commercial buildings and commercial development in the UK Land Estates portfolio makes us one of the largest property investor and developer in the North East. Find out more about our estates to learn more.

Current Developments

Eighth Avenue West, Team Valley

Eighth Avenue West has planning granted for a new hi-spec industrial / distribution unit, with high office content, on this large area of land at the heart of the Team Valley.

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  • Type: Industrial / Distribution
  • Size: 4,910 sqm (52,851 sqft) - option to join site with Eighth Avenue East
  • Location: Eighth Avenue, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0TU

Current Developments

Eighth Avenue East, Team Valley

Eighth Avenue East has planning granted for a new hi-spec industrial / distribution unit on this large area of land at the heart of the Team Valley. Work will commence shortly to redevelop the site.

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  • Type: Industrial / Distribution
  • Size: 3,412 sqm (36,726 sqft) - option to join with Eighth Avenue East
  • Location: Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, NE11 0TU

Current Developments

Kingsway North, Team Valley

Kingsway North is a prime location, immediately off the A1. The prestigious address is being redeveloped into distinctively designed and substantially sized industrial units.

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  • Type: Industrial / Warehouse
  • Size: 2,788 sqm (30,009 sqft) to 5,539 sqm (59,620 sq ft)
  • Location: Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, NE11 0BE

Previous Developments

Enterprise House, Team Valley

Enterprise House is at the heart of Team Valley, and is currently being redeveloped to provide newly refurbished high quality office space on the first floor, and new retail units on the ground floor. 

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  • Type: Retail / Offices
  • Size: Office: Suites from 68.7 sqm (740sqft) to 158 sqm (1,700 sqft) / Retail: Units 83 sqm (893 sqft) and 84 sqm (904 sqft)
  • Location: Team Valley Trading Estate, NE11 0SR

Previous Developments

Dukesway Central, Team Valley

Dukesway Central is located between two of Team Valley’s main thoroughfares. The 10 acre site is being developed to include upto 200,000 sqft of industrial and warehouse units.

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  • Type: Industrial / Warehouse
  • Size: 1,140.5 sqm (12,276 sqft) to 2,493 sqm (26,834 sqft)
  • Location: Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, NE11 OPY

Previous Developments

Mammoet, Teesside Estate

Transport giant Mammoet required new state-of-the-art headquarters. The six-acre facility was built to Mammoet’s specifications.

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  • Type: Warehouse / Office
  • Size: 3,100sqm (33,480sqft)
  • Location: Plot 5
    Teesside Estate

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Intersect 19, Tyne Tunnel

Intersect 19 is located in the Tyne Tunnel Estate, in the commercial hub of North Tyneside.

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  • Type: Warehouse / Manufacturing
  • Size: 4,912 sqm (52,874 sqft) up to 8,187 sqm (88,125 sqft)
  • Location: Tyne Tunnel Estate

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