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Located on the southern edge of Middlesbrough, Brookland Park is ideally situated for travel throughout the north-east. Buses into the town centre pass around 500 yards from the development, and Middlesbrough train station, which is less than three miles away, offers local services as well as travel to Newcastle, Gateshead Metrocentre and Carlisle. Shops at The Oval, around half a mile away, include a pharmacy, a hairdresser, a Co-op food store and a post office. Within approximately a mile, there is also a small precinct in Acklam with a convenience store, bakeries, a newsagent, an off-licence, food takeaways and other services, and the Parkway Shopping Centre, with Tesco Extra, Iceland, Superdrug and other stores. The development is also convenient for the Pavilion Shopping Park, where there is a recycling centre, and for Teesside Shopping Park as well as the traditional shops and malls of Middlesbrough town centre.
Leisure and cultural activities range from live drama, music and comedy at venues like Middlesbrough Theatre, the Town Hall and the Empire to several excellent museums and galleries, including the highly respected Institute of Modern Art. Middlesbrough has two cinemas and a wide choice of pubs, clubs, restaurants and nightclubs. Sport and fitness amenities include the Rainbow Centre, beside the Parkway Shopping Centre, with a swimming pool, gym, squash courts, sports hall and sauna, and cycling studios at the Neptune Centre. Three miles away, Middlesbrough Sports Village offers an athletics stadium, gym, skatepark, velodrome and sports pitches. The municipal golf course, one of two nearby courses, is just one and a half miles from the development.
Outdoor leisure options include nearby Hemlington Lake and Recreation Centre, a large park with woodlands, a fishing lake, a skatepark, football pitches, a running circuit and a play area. There are several other parks, gardens and playgrounds around the town, and for more adventurous walkers the North Yorks Moors National Park is just eight miles from Brookland Park. The development is within walking distance of a choice of primary and secondary schools, including Acklam Whin Primary School, rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, and St Clare’s RC Primary School, assessed as ‘outstanding’. For secondary education, Acklam Grange and Outwood Academy are both recognised as good overall with outstanding features. GP services at the Bluebell Medical Centre are around ten minutes’ walk away, and the James Cook University Hospital provides a round-the-clock A&E department.