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New World Trading Company Takes The Botanist To Durham

New World Trading Company (NWTC) has announced that the next location its award-winning brand The Botanist will open is Durham, after reaching a lease agreement with the city’s brand new mixed-use development, Milburngate.

Set over two floors, the newly built venue will include a bar area, a dedicated stage for live music, restaurant dining for up to 140 quests and a large outdoor terrace for drinking and dining.

Renowned for its lavish botany-inspired interiors, innovative cocktails, signature hanging kebabs and live music offering, The Botanist will bring an immersive experience to the waterside development, which is in the final stages of construction on the banks of the River Wear.

In addition to premium leisure venues including The Botanist, Milburngate also features a hotel, 153 built-to-rent, high quality apartments and much-needed Grade A office space, creating a landmark live, work, leisure destination overlooking the historic city of Durham and its UNESCO World Heritage site.

Tim McCormac, Property Director at New World Trading Company said, “Bringing our unique concepts to new cities and towns for the first time is always an exciting moment for the business.

“When we first saw the plans for the Milburngate development, we felt the waterfront lifestyle destination aligned well with our brand vision and direction. We can’t wait for the residents of Durham to experience our truly immersive offer at The Botanist.”

Allan Cook, Managing Director of Arlington Real Estate, said, "We're absolutely delighted to welcome The Botanist to Milburngate, and we can’t wait until it opens. Attracting premium food and beverage brands like The Botanist to Durham has been a priority for us, and it reflects the high-specification product on offer at Milburngate.

“Now, we’re focussed on working closely with the team at New World Trading Company, along with our other occupiers, as we review and implement the final stages of construction, which is enabling us to set a new timetable for completion.”

Simon Eastwood, Real Estate Director at Richardson, said: “It’s great news that New World Trading Company has chosen to locate its Botanist brand at Milburngate. Their arrival underpins the premium quality of this stunning riverside development which continues to drive strong occupier interest from other potential tenants for both the leisure and office space."

The Durham venue will create 60 jobs in the area. Roles available will be listed at


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