Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

NEW HORIZONS; Middlehaven's a Real Driving Force into Future, Say Chiefs

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

NEW HORIZONS; Middlehaven's a Real Driving Force into Future, Say Chiefs

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Byline: SANDY MCKENZIE sandy.mckenzie@eveninggazette.co.uk

INTEREST is growing in development opportunities at Middlesbrough's Middlehaven site.

And the site is becoming "a driving force for change in Middlesbrough", say council chiefs.

Today Charlie Rooney, Middlesbrough Council's Executive councillor for regeneration, is being asked to approve a development framework to take forward the Middlehaven scheme.

Development at Middlehaven suffered a major setback in 2011 when BioRegional Quintain pulled out of its PS200m development at the waterfront site.

But in a report being considered by Cllr Rooney, Kevin Parkes, the council's regeneration director, says: "Covering an area of 105 acres, Middlehaven is one of the North-east's largest regeneration schemes."

He says that despite the economic downturn and the BioRegional Quintain announcement, Middlehaven had developed significant momentum.

Over PS140m had been invested in new developments. "Major anchors are in place and interest in new developments is growing.

The site is performing well in a very difficult environment," says Mr Parkes.

Over the years major developments at Middlehaven have included: | The new PS70m Middlesbrough College and its PS6.8m sixth form centre. | The Boho Zone including the PS10m Boho One headquarters and the Bo-House live and work units.

| The PS1m Boho 4 prestige office development at Gibson House. | The PS5.7m Stages Academy, providing a new start in life to homeless people.

| The new Middlesbrough Police headquarters.

| The PS20m waterside office development at Manhattan Gate.

| The PS11.5m 80 unit residential development at Community in a Cube (CIAC).

| The Temenos sculpture by renowned artist Anish Kapoor. | Boro's Riverside Stadium. | The PS4. …

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