Consett developed quickly from a small village to an economically successful town as a result of the industrial developments of lead mining and the steel industry. Sir David Dale, chairman of the Consett Iron Company, decided he wanted to have a theatre built in the town in 1880. It was built using materials from the iron and steel works. It was known for showing the works of Shakespeare, as well as classical opera.

When the steel works closed, new housing developments were built regenerating the area with affordable housing, with good transport links to Durham, Metro centre, Newcastle, Hexham and surrounding areas.

Our Consett branch is located on Medomsley Road, (Consett’s well-known main road made famous by Phileas Fogg crisps!) with local schools, shops and amenities close by.