CG rendering of Boho 8.
Jane Imrie

£2.3m project to transform Middlesbrough into a ‘digital city’ takes shape

Work has officially begun on the latest phase of a tech campus in the centre of Middlesbrough.

Construction has started this week on Boho 8, part of the Boho digital campus in the Middlehaven area of the town.

The four one-to-three storey modular cantilevered buildings range from 1,000 to 3,000 sq ft, and will be delivered by main contractor M-AR Off Site.

Scheduled for completion in winter, Boho 8 will provide additional space for expanding companies in Boho 1 and Boho 5, as well as aiming to attract new digital and creative businesses to the area.

Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston commented: “Middlesbrough is firmly on track to becoming the digital city of the UK, and Boho 8 is another leap towards that ambition.

“It’s another step in a £250m investment in this flourishing sector which is already putting Middlesbrough on the map nationally and internationally.

“Boho is a key digital and creative hotspot, and it symbolises the sort of aspiration and ambition that will deliver jobs and prosperity for many years to come.”

Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government, Simon Clarke MP, added: “I am delighted we have reached the latest milestone of this ambitious project which will cement Middlesbrough’s growing reputation as a thriving hub for the digital sector - backed by up to £2m in Government funding through the Local Growth Fund.”

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