Middlesbrough town centre must “build back better” after COVID

A leading figure in the Tees Valley’s commercial property sector says Middlesbrough town centre must “build back better” as it recovers from the devastating impact of the pandemic. Richard Wilson – a senior associate with Dodds Brown – told the BBC Tees Breakfast programme that the town centre was already changing before COVID-19, but the…

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Business on course to be world leader after announcements

Applied Graphene Materials UK Ltd (AGM) – the manufacturer of graphene nanoplatelets, based at Wilton Centre near Redcar – says it is well on the way to becoming a world leading business in its field following a trio of key announcements in 2021. The company says that Graphene, first isolated in Manchester in 2004, offers…

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Dundas Market re-opens with post-lockdown tradition

Just before 9am on Monday customer Amanda Palmer was ready in her seat to maintain a tradition at the Nailed Up beauty parlour in Middlesbrough’s Dundas Indoor Market. Amanda from Redcar has been Sarah Westwood’s first customer every time her business has been allowed to re-open after a lockdown. “It’s great to be able to…

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News of Wilton Centre’s £2m investment welcomed – VIDEO

News of Wilton Centre’s £2m investment has been welcomed by Redcar MP Jacob Young and the centre’s occupiers.   Watch the latest video for details and reaction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z__MiNJx4k Nearly £2m is being spent on a new reception, entrance area and main restaurant at the 75-acre site near Redcar. There will also be another new restaurant…

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MP says businesses will benefit from Wilton Centre investment

Redcar MP Jacob Young says companies based at Wilton Centre will benefit from the unprecedented level of investment taking place there and in and around his constituency. His comments come after details were revealed of a major refurbishment, with nearly £2m being spent on a new entrance and reception area, two new restaurants and a…

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Two major awards for Barrow hotel in toughest year for hospitality

The team at Barrow’s Holiday Inn Express has been recognised twice for its outstanding work during the toughest year the hospitality industry has ever faced. The new 127-room hotel only opened in December 2019, four months before the UK went into lockdown for the first time. “In an area which is so dependent on contactors…

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Firstsource moves into Centre Square and confirms new jobs – VIDEO

Firstsource, a global business that already employs 500 people in Middlesbrough is planning to create up to 200 more jobs this year after relocating to a new office space. https://youtu.be/rVM8SRhytak The news comes as Firstsource starts migrating its operations from Fountain Court to new offices in the flagship Centre Square development. The set up and…

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Firstsource confirms hiring plans following Centre Square move

Firstsource, a global business that already employs 500 people in Middlesbrough, is planning to create up to 200 more jobs this year after relocating to a new office space. The news comes as Firstsource starts migrating its operations from Fountain Court to new offices in the flagship Centre Square development. The set up and migration…

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Technology to solve the global plastics problem becomes a reality

Plans to build the world’s first commercial-scale plastic recycling plant in Teesside using innovative hydrothermal upgrading technology have taken a major step forward. Advanced recycling company ReNew ELP – based at Wilton Centre – has appointed Wood, the global consulting and engineering company, as its engineering, procurement and construction contractor on the multi-million pound project,…

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Commercial property agent says investing is key to demand

Dodds Brown – Teesside’s leading commercial property agent – says owners and landlords need to invest to create demand. Over the last year, despite the pandemic and lockdown, the company has let a remarkable 25,000 sq ft of space on the Riverside Park Industrial Estate in Middlesbrough. “There’s a lot of second-hand space which was…

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