With over half a million people living within 10 miles, Durham City sits at the heart of a region that is home to high-quality skills, talent and employment across a broad range of sectors, as well as a thriving student and tourism economy.

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2.56m people within 60 mins


150,000 students across 5 universities


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Durham City Station
3 minutes walk

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London in only 2 hrs 54 mins 

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43,000 city residents

31,400 of working age

107,000 people within 5 miles

511,000 people within 10 miles

2.56m people within 60 mins



430,000 employed in Durham City’s catchment

35,000 workers commute into County Durham

20-29 y/o make up 23% of the working population

£23,590 median pay in the Durham catchment

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Skills & Talent

18,000 students at Durham University

105,000 students attend the region’s 5 universities

30% employment in DCIT, renewables, environmental technologies, tourism & leisure

15.6% of Durham’s catchment are fully qualified professionals


Durham has become the location of choice for people working in the city and beyond, all of whom take advantage of the connectivity that makes it so accessible. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sunderland, Darlington and the Tees Valley are within a 20 mile radius and only 3 minutes' walk away, Durham Rail station connects London King’s Cross in less than 3 hours, Edinburgh in 1 hour 50 minutes, York in 43 minutes and Newcastle city centre in just 12 minutes.


By Air

Newcastle Airport: 24 miles

Durham Tees Valley Airport: 25 miles


By Rail

Durham City Station: 3 minute walk

Newcastle: 12 mins

York: 43 mins

Edinburgh: 1hr 50 mins

London: 2hrs 54 mins


By Car

A1M: 3 miles

Sunderland: 16 miles

Middlesbrough: 22 miles

Teesside: 22 miles

Tyneside: 24 miles

Newcastle: 24 miles


With its iconic Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site and prestigious university campus, Durham is an undisputed cultural powerhouse. It’s a medieval city with a modern and lively heart, all complemented by a fantastic range of shops, cafés and boutiques. 


It’s only 12 miles from Newcastle city centre and the Metro Centre, Europe’s largest shopping complex. This combination of unrivalled benefits is why Durham is such an attractive place to work, study, live and visit. For more information regarding the exceptional opportunities available at Milburngate, please fill in our contact form. Alternatively, please contact our retained agents on the details below.