Talking about regeneration…
Middlesbrough has always been a place where innovation thrives.
Named one of the ‘Top 10 Small Cities in Europe’ by the Financial Times for its strategy to attract foreign direct investment, it is a place with forward-thinking people and a diverse cluster of innovative companies.
It is recognised as a digital tech hotspot with the Boho Zone at the centre of ambitious plans to make Middlesbrough #TheDigitalCity of the UK.
Digital innovation is what sets companies in Middlesbrough apart. Start-up and expanding companies in the fields of Augmented Reality (AR), the gaming industry and animation, are creating unique and bespoke products and services for companies across the world.
Centre Square is at the heart of Middlesbrough’s commercial district, and the development of two new office buildings have transformed the outdoor space into a civic centrepeice. The buildings have been developed to ‘grade A BREEAM standard’ and will be the base for a number of influential companies.
Just a short walk from Centre Square, Albert North is a hotbed of creativity. Based in the Historic Quarter, Albert North offers quality office and living space and is home to award-winning companies including Mabo Media, Pie Jackers, Carbon DMP and Salesfire. It is also a standout location for food and drink premises with the likes of Ananda Wellbeing (health and yoga studio), and vegan eatery Alkaline Kitchen both choosing Albert North as their base for business.
The Historic Quarter has received funding through Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zone fund, which will breathe life back into some of Middlesbrough’s most beautiful historic buildings. The zone is situated around the railway station and Exchange Square.
Middlesbrough has a growing population and a highly skilled workforce and many residents are employed within the Tees Valley region. Therefore the need for new, quality housing saw over 1,500 new homes bring built in Middlesbrough in the last two years. A further 700,000 homes will be completed by 2029.
Over the next few years, Middlesbrough’s railway station will undergo a £35m transformation to transform the station and its amenities, as well as improving the number of train services to the area, there will also be a direct rail link to London.
Find out more about more about other major developments in Middlesbrough by visiting the Invest in Middlesbrough website.