A rundown area of Middlesbrough is being brought back to life by local regeneration specialists Jomast and Middlesbrough Council.
Albert Road, which is a main thoroughfare in the town, runs from Middlesbrough railway station to Centre Square and Teesside University.
The once bustling commercial district is now benefiting from significant regeneration to reinvigorate the area into a vibrant new business community known as Albert North.
Made up of a collection of eclectic buildings, Albert North will boast a number of modern studios and offices for small to large businesses, as well as food and drink outlets and city living apartments.
Built to complement Middlesbrough’s existing digital and creative quarter and the Boho Zone, Albert North is being welcomed by many businesses who are looking for modern, flexible office space to meet their growing needs.
“Our aim is to bring together passionate people and inspiring businesses into one exciting business community,” said Mark Hill, commercial property director at Jomast.
“Companies are looking for bespoke office accommodation and creative spaces with flexible terms and attractive incentives, which is exactly what Albert North will offer,” he added.
“More people want to work in the centre of town as it allows them to have easy access to all the local amenities as well as good transport links.”
The Middlesbrough Mayor’s 2025 vision puts the town firmly at the heart of the Tees Valley City region, competing with cities across the UK.
Albert North sits within Middlesbrough’s historic quarter, with the heritage and architecture of the older buildings being restored and retained.
Internally, each unit will be fully refurbished to offer spacious interiors that meet the high standards businesses now expect.
“Albert North allows businesses of all sizes, including the town’s prominent creative and digital sector, to remain in close proximity to each other, which in turn will encourage a collaborative environment for these businesses to thrive,” said Michelle McPhee, city centre manager at Middlesbrough Council.
“We are working with local businesses to shape the culture of Albert North, and this includes a range of benefits such as high speed broadband, rent and rate incentives, free public health initiatives for employees and a town centre loyalty card with exclusive discounts.
“Jomast and Middlesbrough Council are committed to improving and regenerating Middlesbrough, and Albert North is testament to this.”