Kier has been appointed by Durham County Council to create a new £14m History Centre & Archives.
The works will include the refurbishment of the nineteenth-century Grade II Listed Mount Oswald Manor House, turning it into a local history hub, bringing together archival services at a single location. It will also include the relocation of Durham RegiSter Office to the site.
The history centre will provide a secure future for more than five miles of county archives, charting almost 900 years of history, which are currently stored at County Hall. It will also provide a home for historic registration records, the historic environment record, local studies collections, and the DLI Collection.
The facility will start on site in late spring and is due to be completed in the autumn of 2022.