British Steel’s constructional sections are being used in a £200 million development just a short distance from where they are rolled.
Business Park South at Teesside International Airport will create up to 4,400 jobs when fully operational. It is made up of 1.9 million square feet of logistics, distribution, and industrial buildings.
Key progress has now been made on the first unit of the development with more than 40 tonnes of steel brought onto the site. It has been sourced from our Teesside Beam Mill at Lackenby which is less than 20 miles from the airport.
Work on the new link road to connect the business park is also now nearing completion after beginning earlier this year.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “The first steel on the business park and the construction of the link road are further visible evidence of the excellent progress we are making to transform Teesside Airport from not just a great place for passengers but also as a superb location for business.
“The involvement of local companies and the use of British Steel shows we are ensuring that major projects such as this directly benefit firms and workers in our area.”
Ben Cunliffe, Commercial Director, Construction, said: “We are proud to be supplying our steel into this prestigious development on Teesside.
“British Steel has a vital role to play in supporting the economic growth of the region, and the wider UK, and projects like this demonstrate our commitment to manufacturing the high quality products our customers require.”
Both the link road and first unit are scheduled for completion by the end of the year.