Industry Award as Manufacturing Park Landmark Nears

rob_fmttm

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A cutting edge manufacturing park has just a single unit up for grabs less than 18 months after opening its doors.

And that burgeoning success has seen the Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park (TeesAMP) scoop a prestigious industry award.

Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston has hailed it as a major success story for the town, and a symbol of its drive to become a ‘go-to' destination for modern business.

The Middlesbrough development has attracted national and international interest since it opened last summer, with discussions for a proposed second phase currently ongoing.

The state-of-the-art accommodation on the town's Riverside Park has seen 14 of 15 high-specification units snapped up totalling 180,000 sq ft.

It's a success story that helped TeesAMP beat off stiff competition to scoop the Commercial Development of the Year category at this year's InsiderNE Property Awards.

In their citation, the judges say: "[TeesAMP] will bring advanced manufacturing businesses to the Tees Valley, something that made this the stand-out commercial development with the judges."

TeesAMP has been led by developer Chaloner Group, with a second phase set to provide flexible building opportunities to further attract innovative manufacturing companies to the region.

Chaloner Group Chief Executive Geoff Hogg said: "There was huge interest in TeesAMP from the manufacturing sector from outset and we're delighted to have almost the whole site leased already.

"We expect the remaining unit to be taken in the near future, which will then enable us to start work on phase two of the development."

Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston said: "TeesAMP is just the latest addition to a proud manufacturing heritage, and it speaks volumes about Middlesbrough's drive and ambition.

"Top business are coming here because it's simply the best place to be, and they're bringing jobs and long-term prosperity with them.

"That's been rightly recognised with a hugely well-deserved award - and this is just the start."

TeesAMP has been funded by £12.5 million from Middlesbrough Council, £7.65 million from the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority and £2.3 million from the SSI Taskforce, the body set up to support regeneration after the closure of the SSI steelworks, and substantial private investment.

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BlindBoyGrunt

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This site is also where I believe the new research centre for the Multi Modal Hydrogen Transport Hub will be situated. Next door to the Welding Institute i believe.
 
I think they look awful, terrible design... looks like they have got the building materials from the clearance section in Wickes - but I guess if Middlesbrough Council want it, then it's good enough
 

fmttmadmin

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What happened to Ikea ?
This is not the same area as IKEA it is the former Ironmasters District near Newport Bridge - if you are talking eyesores imagine 100 furnace chimneys belching out toxic smoke then that was the scene just over a century ago. Cleaner industry now and a far cleaner river too. That loop of the river has become a really popular walk these days down to Teessaurus Park. The rumour of IKEA was for the Sainsbury site near the Riverside but am not sure that it was anything other than speculation was it? I recall on posting on here myself it would make a good spot for Ikea...
 

BlindBoyGrunt

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I think they look awful, terrible design... looks like they have got the building materials from the clearance section in Wickes - but I guess if Middlesbrough Council want it, then it's good enough
These are factories though, not office blocks so most people will be only interested in what they produce not what the buildings look like, and the fact that all but one of the first 15 buildings is let is a vindication of the council.
 
These are factories though, not office blocks so most people will be only interested in what they produce not what the buildings look like, and the fact that all but one of the first 15 buildings is let is a vindication of the council.
I bet there were massive incentives though, rent-free periods, low business rates, etc, etc - I guess we will see in time how many businesses survive or not
 

Glover_elbow

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I hate ikea with a passion, normally fall out with the mrs within ten minutes of being inside. Infact shes finally come round to the idea of me not going with her.
 

r00fie1

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A cutting edge manufacturing park has just a single unit up for grabs less than 18 months after opening its doors.

And that burgeoning success has seen the Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park (TeesAMP) scoop a prestigious industry award.

Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston has hailed it as a major success story for the town, and a symbol of its drive to become a ‘go-to' destination for modern business.

The Middlesbrough development has attracted national and international interest since it opened last summer, with discussions for a proposed second phase currently ongoing.

The state-of-the-art accommodation on the town's Riverside Park has seen 14 of 15 high-specification units snapped up totalling 180,000 sq ft.

It's a success story that helped TeesAMP beat off stiff competition to scoop the Commercial Development of the Year category at this year's InsiderNE Property Awards.

In their citation, the judges say: "[TeesAMP] will bring advanced manufacturing businesses to the Tees Valley, something that made this the stand-out commercial development with the judges."

TeesAMP has been led by developer Chaloner Group, with a second phase set to provide flexible building opportunities to further attract innovative manufacturing companies to the region.

Chaloner Group Chief Executive Geoff Hogg said: "There was huge interest in TeesAMP from the manufacturing sector from outset and we're delighted to have almost the whole site leased already.

"We expect the remaining unit to be taken in the near future, which will then enable us to start work on phase two of the development."

Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston said: "TeesAMP is just the latest addition to a proud manufacturing heritage, and it speaks volumes about Middlesbrough's drive and ambition.

"Top business are coming here because it's simply the best place to be, and they're bringing jobs and long-term prosperity with them.

"That's been rightly recognised with a hugely well-deserved award - and this is just the start."

TeesAMP has been funded by £12.5 million from Middlesbrough Council, £7.65 million from the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority and £2.3 million from the SSI Taskforce, the body set up to support regeneration after the closure of the SSI steelworks, and substantial private investment.

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When lock-down finally ended an Boro played the first home game witrh fans - me an the lads noticed the change in that area: we always get into the Boro that way off the A66. Really impressive.
Its good to see. (y)
 
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