Phil Brown, founder and chairman, Causeway
Phil Brown, founder and chairman, Causeway.

Middlesbrough selected for new £1.5m centre of excellence in jobs boost

Middlesbrough will be the location of a £1.5m centre for engineering excellence creating up to 100 technology jobs.

Construction technology provider, Causeway Technologies, has invested the large sum to attract new talent into digital construction.

Located within One Centre Square, the move is part of a strategic drive by Causeway to create more roles in the UK to support the development of its wider platform, which aims to connect every stage of the construction process with technology.

Charlie Pickering, chief technology officer at Causeway, said: “As a British company we feel that it’s important to invest in the UK. In line with the wider levelling up agenda, we believe that the jobs that we create should also be spread around the country, taking advantage of a wider talent pool. The high calibre of talent in the north east made it the right choice for us.

“When it comes to technology, the construction industry needs to improve. Part of that is about continuing to invest in and develop new solutions, and that requires the best and brightest to join the sector.

“By working closely with local universities, we can bring people into our sector instead of seeing them go into other technology focused industries instead.”

Phil Brown, Causeway founder and chairman added: “Mayor Andy Preston and his team have created a compelling offer for firms like Causeway to access a very strong talent pool in the north east that is economically viable in comparison to the offshore tech-hubs in eastern Europe and India.”

Andy Preston, Mayor of Middlesbrough said: “This is an amazing vote of confidence in Middlesbrough by a company with a truly global reach.

“Causeway jumped at the opportunity to be part of the Centre Square story, and their expansion is bringing new high-quality jobs and investment to central Middlesbrough.”

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