Business and enterprise

Growing Middlesbrough’s business base with new commercial workspace and a supportive environment for innovation sectors.

Middlesbrough will work with the Tees Valley Combined Authority and private sector partners to unlock sites, increase the supply of good quality land, and contribute to significantly growing wealth through business growth and creation.

Successes to date include the 11-hectare Teesside Advanced Manufacturing Park (TAMP) which is home to world-class research and commercial premises including The Welding Institute (TWI) and their new state-of-the-art facility. Whilst TAMP will create a world leading focal point for innovation sectors, Hemlington Grange Business Park seeks to create around 750 new jobs in 850,000 sq ft of quality workspace. The first development on the eight-hectare site is the new Cleveland Police HQ.

Ongoing growth areas include DigitalCity which provides world-class specialist business support to grow the capacity and capability of the city region’s digital media cluster, and the town’s burgeoning Boho Zone which is firmly established as the Tees Valley’s digital and creative business hub.

The growth of Boho is a key priority in terms of both its influence and its physical presence. Extensive growth in the sector requires a new generation of accommodation to service growing businesses as well as the pipeline of new ventures.

Through the Tees Valley Combined Authority and other partners, Middlesbrough Council will continue to champion the business support services integral to a flourishing economy.

Key actions 2017 – 2020

  1. Complete new Police Head Quarters development.
  2. Complete masterplan and delivery model for Hemlington Grange Business Park.
  3. Work with Tees Valley Combined Authority to support development of TAMP (Teesside Advanced Manufacturing Park) through provision of infrastructure and marketing.
  4. Explore the next phase of expansion options for the Boho area and support the further development of the digital sector.