MCR Property Group assists the army with essential COVID-19 testing site

MCR Property Group has offered its site at Hadrian Enterprise Park in Haltwhistle with immediate effect, to enable the army to use the site for essential COVID 19 testing for key workers in both the Northumberland and Cumbrian area.

Following an approach by the army and in light of the government’s plans to test as many people as possible that fall within their scope of eligibility, MCR Property Group has made available the premises.  The site was identified given its location on a main arterial route and easily accessible to many people just off the A69 bypass.

MCR Property Group has been in discussions with the army and both have facilitated the set- up of this crucial testing site for the area.

Charles Denby, Assets Manager at MCR Property Group, said: “The nation is coming together to do what it can to support everyone through this pandemic. Our frontline workers risk their lives daily and as a company we wanted to offer whatever assistance we could”

Longer term the developer intends to rejuvenate the industrial park into a significant mixed-use development, including fully refurbished and new commercial units, a hotel, petrol station and a national coffee chain drive-through.

May 11th, 2020

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