Cllr Lewis Young; Andy Dagnall of Nationwide Structures; Elliot Robertson of Robertson; Geoff Hogg of Cleveland Property Investments; Paul Fletcher of Elemech Ltd; and Cllr Mick Thompson.
Rebecca Wayman

Middlesbrough TeesAMP manufacturing park wins new contractor

A contractor has been appointed to take TeesAMP Advanced Manufacturing Park in Middlesbrough from blueprint to reality.

Robertson North East has been commissioned to construct phase one of the development and the first units will be ready for occupation in December.

Adding to the news that local firm Nationwide Structures, based in Stockton, has been appointed as steel fabricator and around 90 per cent of the 750 tonnes of steel will come from Redcar’s British Steel.

Geoff Hogg, of Cleveland Property Investments, who is working with Middlesbrough Council and Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) to bring the £55m park to life, said: “It is fantastic that all the work that has been going on in the background since Business Secretary Greg Clark visited in September has paid off.

“We are in talks with a number of companies who are interested in moving to TeesAMP - bringing advanced manufacturing jobs with them - and that’s what it’s all about.”

Phase one will include 180,000 sq ft of high quality manufacturing and office accommodation across 14 units.

Robertson, one of the largest independently owned construction companies in the UK, has its North East headquarters in Gateshead.

Elliot Robertson, chief operating officer of Robertson Group, added: “The Tees Valley has an ambitious modern industrial strategy, and we are delighted to be part of such a crucial step in what is a nationally significant project.

“The jobs and investment TeesAMP will provide will deliver long-term prosperity for the region for generations to come.”

Garry Hope, managing director of Robertson North East, said: “We always seek to use as local a supply base as possible on our projects, and are pleased to have been able to sign two subcontractors located so close to the site.

“Given the strong steel heritage of the Tees Valley, it was particularly important that we were able to commission a local steel fabricator. We will be continuing to seek Tees Valley businesses as suppliers for the project.”

Middlesbrough’s Elemech has also been appointed to provide temporary electrics.

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