This map is provided for the convenience of
executives who may not be familiar
with the location and attributes of the
County Durham, England
CDDC (County Durham Development Company - Website : www.cddc.co.uk)
can provide potential corporate investors with a detailed map of the county,
as well as relevant details about existing companies and available
industrial and office sites and premises in County Durham, among other
services. They also work closely with regional and national
There are high speed rail services from Durham to London as well as to
Edinburgh and Glasgow, which local executives often use for such destinations
instead of air, given the fairly short distances involved and the greater
convenience (reliable and frequent schedules to reach city center locations,
instead of London airport area congestion and airport delays). One of the
main North / South highways in England runs through Durham, so road access is
also good, with the distance to London comparable to the distance from Detroit
to Chicago in the US.
Unlike the more congested
urban areas around London, travel to work in this area is much faster and
easier, and large sites are available at far lower costs. The low
population density of this large county can be deceiving, however.
Despite the appearance of the scenic rolling countryside, the location of
Durham City between two other urban centers of the Northeast region means
that there is a population of roughly 2.5 million people within a 25 mile
radius, which is comparable to a fairly large US metropolitan area.
Regional air connections to London or Manchester are complemented by some
direct international flights to other European hubs, such as in the Netherlands
and Germany, even though there are no direct trans-Atlantic flights from the
Newcastle or Middlesbrough (Teesside) airports. The connections are good,
however, with some executives preferring the connections through Schiphol near
Amsterdam to the ones through London, depending on their schedules.
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