More than 60 jobs will be created with the opening of a premium bar chain in Durham city centre.

Revolution, the modern bar and restaurant venue, is expanding its North-East presence with a brand-new site on Silver Street which sits on Framwellgate Bridge. It has announced it will be hosting a launch party on Friday 23rd November, where customers will be able to sign-up to grab a limited number of tickets online.

The expansion marks a vast £1m investment for the group who will be transforming the former Bishop Langley pub, along the banks of the River Wear.

Revolution bars general manager, Nigel Wood, said: “We are all very excited to bring a long-awaited Revolution bar to Durham city centre. The team have been working and training very hard to bring something special to the bar scene in this fine city”.

“Whether you’re brunching, lunching or dining with friends, the venue overlooks the river, with fantastic views of the castle and cathedral – perfect for those wanting to take a break from their shopping and indulge in alfresco dining. We’re very much looking forward to matching these views with an amazing customer experience.”

Revolution Durham will boast features suited for all day dining including signature dishes for grazers, sharers, and show-stoppers such as ‘The Big Rib’ and their famous ’Smoke King’ burger.

The addition of a Durham site increases the popular chain’s footprint in the North-East, with branches on Collingwood Street in Newcastle and one in the Victoria Buildings in Sunderland.

The site will be open from 11am daily.