TeesAMP Business Park

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Summary

Sector
Commercial
Value
£16m
Location
Teesside
Status
Completed
Customer
Cleveland Property Investments Ltd
Completion
March 2020
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The 'go to place' for next-generation firms on the banks of the Tees

Robertson has delivered Phase 1 of the new TeesAMP Business Park in Middlesbrough on the site of the former Victoria Newport Ironworks.

The project – a 34-acre site with associated infrastructure and services, and units ranging from 3,000 sq ft to 30,000 sq ft – addresses a national shortage of high-specification buildings for advanced manufacturing and is expected to create around 1,000 new jobs.

Assuring certainty for our customer

Our customer's initial ground investigations indicated no major issues on the site which had historical railway and industrial elements. To ensure certainty for our customer and supply chain, we carried out our own site survey before starting construction. The results were significant, revealing a network of Victorian tunneling and industrial brickwork from Newport Ironworks which dated back to 1864, and three different ground conditions. By addressing these challenges before onsite works, the benefits for our customer included:

  • 3 months' delay on works programme avoided.
  • £500k in additional customer costs avoided.
  • The Robertson team worked with structural engineers to amend and finalise the design of structural foundations before the construction phase.

Key facts

  • 50% of site spend within 30km radius.
  • 750 tonnes of local steel used.
  • 65,000 m3 cut and fill to level ground.
  • 99.8% of waste recycled or reused.
  • 47 jobs created, 12 in Robertson and 35 with supply chain partners.
We always seek to use as local a supply base as possible on our projects. Given the strong steel heritage of the Tees Valley, it was particularly important that we were able to commission a local steel fabricator.
Garry Hope
Managing Director of Robertson North East

Social value for the Tees community

  • £421,000 quantified Social Value employment initiatives generated.
  • 33 people gained a total 79 weeks' work experience.
  • 8 construction careers events and visits held.
  • 50 construction students from Middlesbrough College benefited from a live site case study.
  • Durham University researchers and archaeologists on site to document its industrial past.
  • Local organisations supported include the local foodbank and Percy Middlesbrough, a creative reuse centre.
We are in talks with a number of companies who are interested in moving to TeesAMP – bringing high-quality advanced manufacturing jobs with them – and that's what it's all about.
Geoff Hogg
Cleveland Property Investments