Wednesday, July 28, 2021

British Steel used in Advanced Manufacturing project in the north east

Scunthorpe-based British Steel is helping to invigorate the north of England’s technological landscape by supplying construction steel for the £55m Teesside Advanced Manufacturing Park development.

Set in a prime location in Middlesbrough at the heart of Tees Valley, TeesAMP will provide a 21st century environment designed to encourage the gathering of like-minded businesses from a variety of industrial sectors across its 11-hectare site.

Part of the project will see Stockton contractor Nationwide Structures use British Steel’s structural sections in a fabrication contract worth £1.3m.

Andy Dagnall, Nationwide Structures Regional Manager, said: “We aim to use as much local steel as possible – around 90% will come from British Steel in Redcar. I think that’s about as local as you can get.”

The development will address the national shortage of high quality buildings suitable for modern advanced manufacturing companies and processes. It’s also perfectly located close to road, rail, sea and air connections, as well as Middlesbrough town centre.

British Steel MD Construction Richard Farnsworth said: “We’re proud to see our steel helping create exciting, fresh futures. TeesAMP will help advance UK manufacturing and will bring new organisations into the area, something I’m sure the local community will welcome.

“This project is a great example of how the supply chain can work together to boost local communities, economies and industries.

“It sends out a strong message that the Tees Valley is forward-thinking, vibrant and ambitious. I wish all involved every success.”

Phase 1 of the development will create 180,000 sq ft of high quality accommodation across 17 buildings, with the potential creation of 1,000 jobs. Phase 2 will focus on bespoke buildings and processes, extending up to another 100,000 sq ft.

The first of the TeesAMP buildings should be ready for occupation by December this year.

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