Chloe Shakesby

40 new jobs created at Teesworks as second phase gets underway

The £4m Teesworks project in Tees Valley has created an additional 40 jobs as the second phase of site preparation works gets underway.

Following the completion of the first round of land clearance activity, planning permission has been granted to begin site preparation works on 120 acres of land at the Dorman Point zone of Teesworks.

The second phase has been awarded to Hall Construction and has created 40 ne jobs in the region.

It will see almost one million tonnes of material excavated to make the site ready for investors to build on.

Mayor Ben Houchen commented: “This month we are remembering five years on from the devastating closure of the former Redcar Steelworks and the pain it caused throughout local communities.

“But we’re now setting out to deliver a bright new future for the people of Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool. We are demolishing to deliver as part of my plan for jobs.

“So far 517 good-quality well paid jobs have been created on site as part of our 12-month plan to deliver a £393m demolition and remediation programme using local contractors which will in total create 775 good-quality local jobs.

“These are real jobs that are putting more money in the back pockets of local workers and their families.

“When you come on site you hear the stories of our former steelworkers who have been working around the country as contractors, some only coming home for one day a week, but now they are back on site with many working just minutes from home – meaning they can spend more time with their families.

“We still have many more contracts waiting to be awarded and I urge local companies to register on the Teesworks website so they can find out about the many opportunities available and work with us as we continue to redevelop this vast site.”

Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Mary Lanigan, said: “This is good news about major investment which is a welcome boost at what is a difficult time.

“This will create high quality jobs and also make the site even more attractive to major industrial investors across the country and the world to benefit of Redcar and Cleveland for generations to come.”

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