TeesAMP set to create up to 1,000 jobs
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 and read 712 times
), a £55 million Advanced Manufacturing Park in the Tees Valley (on the site of the former Newport Ironworks), is set to create up to 1,000 jobs.
The 11-hectare site is being constructed to help address the national shortage of accommodation suitable for manufacturers.
Garry Hope, regional managing director of Robertson North East (the principal contractor), said: “The site is really starting to take shape, and seeing the first buildings come together is an important milestone in what is a nationally significant project.
“We are proud to be playing our part in adding to the industrial footprint on Teesside. We are working with local sub-contractors and suppliers wherever possible.”
Phase one of TeesAMP will include 180,000ft2
of space, with buildings ranging from 3,000ft2
available in early 2020.
There will also be new educational resources centred on the history of the ironworks.
Geoff Hogg, of Cleveland Property Investments, said: “Manufacturers based at TeesAMP will have access to a wrap-around package of business support, plus a ready supply of highly skilled workers from local educational institutions such as Middlesbrough College and Teesside University.
“We’re in talks with a number of national and international companies interested in ‘making it in Middlesbrough’.”