Diggers roll on-site for £55m 'home of advanced manufacturing in the North'
Business Secretary Greg Clark broke ground on trailblazing TeesAMP as first tenant to sign up is announced. Scheme will bring 1,000 quality jobs
TeesAMP on the banks of the Tees is set to bring 1,000 “high quality” manufacturing jobs to Teesside. Business Secretary Greg Clark was on site to put the first spade in the ground, almost seven years to the day after the trailblazing scheme was first announced.
The 11-hectare park, close to Newport Bridge, will address a national shortage of high quality buildings for the advanced manufacturing sector. Established Teesside hydraulic engineering firm Industrial and Marine Hydraulics Ltd (IMH) is the first company to sign tenancy terms for the site. The team behind TeesAMP has said it is in “advanced talks” with a number of manufacturers that are “keen to call the Tees Valley home”. Once completed, the first phase of TeesAMP will have “at least 17” advanced manufacturing companies and is expected to generate hundreds of millions of gross value added for Teesside’s economy.
A £25m green energy plant by Ener-G Park Biogas was approved back in May, meanwhile the site is already home to TWI’s £10.8m North-east base. Greg Clark, who was born and raised in Normanby, said: “I’m pleased to be part of the ground-breaking of the Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park, which will play a hugely important role in driving forward delivery of our modern Industrial Strategy in the North East, while bringing 1,000 highly skilled jobs to the region.”