Planning consent opens up A66 opportunity for DBC member Parsons Containers

Published by Alison Gittins

DBC member and leading North East shipping container business the Parsons Containers Group has been granted planning consent for a major new development on the A66 between Teesside and Darlington. The three-acre site will become the main location for the business, from where it will operate both of its key services, of container sales, and self-storage under the brand U Hold The Key.

Parsons bought the site on the westbound A66 in 2015, which at the time also included a service station and on-site workshop. The service station was sold on and reopened, while the workshop was sold to one of the group’s suppliers, Readman Fabrications. Planning consent is the final piece in the jigsaw for reviving the formerly busy commercial site and a major step forward in Parsons’ long-term business strategy. Almost immediately, three existing Parsons staff will be based at the new site, but the company anticipates that the headcount there will grow as demand for sales, conversions and maintenance grow.