Regeneration specialists Chaloner Group have achieved practical completion on Middlesbrough’s prestigious Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park (TeesAMP).
Construction of the 180,000sq ft first phase of the landmark £55m park, located adjacent to Riverside Park industrial development on the southern banks of the River Tees, is now complete and ready to accept its first occupiers.
Featuring high quality, high specification buildings for manufacturing and R&D facilities, TeesAMP will become a focal point for innovation and advanced engineering in the Tees Valley.
With the first lettings due to be announced soon, interest in TeesAMP continues to grow with plans in place to start the design programme for Phase Two, which will cover 100,000sq ft.
Chaloner Group has developed the site in partnership with Middlesbrough Council and Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) in order to attract innovative companies to the area, resulting in more job opportunities created for the Tees Valley.
The investment also includes a £25m anaerobic digester, which will use food and biological waster to generate power.
Phase One has been constructed predominately by a North East-based supply chain, including main contractor Robertson North East and Stockton steel fabricators Nationwide Structures.
TeesAMP has been funded by £12.5m from Middlesbrough Council, £7.65m from TVCA and £2.3m from the SSI Taskforce, the body set up to support regeneration after the closure of the SSI steelworks, and substantial private investment.
In addition, relationships have already been forged between the TeesAMP with local educational institutions including Middlesbrough College, which will provide tailored trade packages in partnership with individual companies to create bespoke training and development courses for firms based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park.
TeesAMP is the latest in a portfolio of significant developments in the Tees Valley led by the Chaloner Group, as part of its strategy to deliver residential and industrial regeneration projects that bring community and economic benefits to the area.
Geoff Hogg, chief executive of Chaloner Group, said: “We are exceptionally proud to have led the delivery of Phase One of the TeesAMP, which sets the standard for high quality manufacturing facilities in the region.
“Reaching practical completion is a major milestone for the project in readiness for the first occupiers moving in. The interest in the TeesAMP from the manufacturing sector has been considerable with around 70 percent of the space likely to be taken in the near future, which gives us confidence to embark on Phase Two soon.”