An upgrade of Middlesbrough Station will see British Steel sections used as part of the £34-million revamp.
Teams are hard at work on the second part of the transport scheme, which will revitalise the station undercroft, create new walkways and spaces for businesses and boost capacity for more rail services.
Story Contracting is carrying out work now with diggers busy on site and our sections are set to arrive at the station site next month after being fabricated on Teesside at Middlesbrough-based CB Construction (Cleveland) Ltd.
David Hogg, Plant Manager – Northern Mills, said: “We’re extremely proud our steel will be used in this exciting project. It is a huge vote of confidence in British Steel, our people and our products, which demonstrates the importance of a vibrant UK steel industry to this country.
“We look forward to working with the project partners and seeing this magnificent new building take shape with home-made steel.”
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “As we’re making great progress on the redevelopment of Middlesbrough Station, I am immensely proud to say that we’ve worked tirelessly over recent months to make sure that all structural steel used on the station redevelopment will come from British Steel.”
The Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority have contributed £22.5million to the Middlesbrough Station project, which is being delivered by Network Rail.
Phase one of the station works were completed in December 2021 – with a 75-metre platform extension to accommodate the new LNER Azuma direct service to London, the town’s first service to the capital in more than 30 years.
This second part of the scheme will see the current ticket hall stairs removed, a new staircase built off the central thoroughfare, open public space at the east end of the former car park and a new pedestrian walkway created between Zetland Road at the south of the station and the existing subway.
The Combined Authority has worked closely with the rail industry, the Department for Transport, Network Rail and Middlesbrough Council on the package of improvements – with a third platform to be created and efforts to make the station a modern and vibrant gateway to the town.
The station project is set to be complete in 2024.