Gateshead architecture firm opens additional Middlesbrough studios
North East architecture firm Gradonarchitecture is celebrating the opening of its third studio in Middlesbrough’s creative Boho Zone.
The firm has been busy on a number of schemes across the North East including the design development of the Stainsby Masterplan for Middlesbrough Council, which has created further opportunities and the need for the new Teesside studio.
Having worked in partnership with consultants Valley Environmental on the landscape architecture and planning, proposals have been created for a residential development of 1670 housing units set within a country park, a primary school and a number of strategic design elements, such as cycle routes and a central visitor centre.
Following the delivery of the masterplan, Gradon has moved into its new studio in the £4m state-of-the-art Boho 5 building, which provides office space for small and medium sized enterprises and startup digital and creative businesses.
The move will enable the Gradon team to progress with a number of upcoming schemes in partnership with Middlesbrough Council and a number of private clients, which will further add to the investment and regeneration developments happening across the Teesside area.
Councillor Ashley Waters, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive member for Regeneration, said: “Great architecture and design have a crucial role to play in realising Middlesbrough’s ambitions for the future.
“Gradon’s track record shows they have the vision and skills to ensure development in Middlesbrough meets the needs of the 21st century.
“By joining the ever-growing Boho community, they’re also ensuring they’ll be at the cutting edge of the next phase of exciting developments in the Digital City.”
The location of the new studio, adjacent to Middlesbrough College will also enable Gradon to continue the firm’s investment in future generations.
Managing director Graham McDarby said: “Having established a successful working relationship with Middlesbrough Council, as well as being inspired by the Mayor’s ambitious vision for the area, we are keen to be part of the exciting journey and make a positive contribution to the community and economy.
“Our new studio therefore gives us a fantastic opportunity to drive business forward and further develop our relationship with Middlesbrough Council and other businesses from a local base.”
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