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Spotlight on Washington

Minster Cleaning provides office and commercial cleaning services throughout the UK, not only to the major cities but also to many of the smaller towns & villages. It is a long-established brand that delivers reliable, high quality and great value cleaning to over 5000 organisations.

We are so proud of our local cleaning heritage, including office cleaning in Washington, Tyne & Wear, that we are running a series of articles on some of these localities to spotlight business areas and local places of interest.

Washisgton is located south of Newcastle, lying between Chester-le-Street, Gateshead and Sunderland and is part of the Borough of Sunderland in Tyne & Wear.

Villages & areas in Washington include:

Donwell, Usworth, Concord, Sulgrave, Albany, Glebe, Barmston, Biddick, Washington Village, Columbia, Blackfell, Oxclose, Ayton, Lambton, Fatfield, Harraton, Rickleton, and Mount Pleasant

Historically, Washington was heavily involved in the coal industry with a number of local pits, but currently Washington’s main industries include electronics, car assembly, chemicals, electrical goods and government offices at the Town Centre and beside the Wetlands Centre. The Nissan automotive plant is the largest car assembler in Britain and the largest private-sector employer in the City of Sunderland.

In Washington, Tyne and Wear, there are several industrial estates and areas that contribute to the economic activity of the region. Some of the prominent ones include:

  • Washington Business Centre: Located in the heart of Washington, this business centre provides modern industrial units and office space for various businesses.
  • Armstrong Industrial Estate: Situated near the A1 motorway, this estate hosts a range of industrial and commercial businesses.
  • Crowther Industrial Estate: Another significant industrial estate in Washington, providing space for manufacturing, distribution, and other industrial activities.
  • Northern Road Industrial Estate: Located in the northern part of Washington, this estate offers a mix of industrial and warehouse spaces.
  • Parsons Industrial Estate: This estate accommodates a variety of businesses, including manufacturing, engineering, and logistics companies.
  • Follingsby Industrial Estate: While technically located in nearby Gateshead, Follingsby is often associated with Washington due to its proximity and its significance as one of the largest industrial estates in the region.

These are just a few examples, and there may be more, smaller industrial areas or estates scattered throughout Washington, Tyne and Wear.