Engineering firm moves into “eye-catching” Teesside office alongside plans to create 2,000 jobs
Engineering professional services consultancy WSP has moved into new office space on Teesside underlining its ongoing commitment to the region through the continued growth of its projects and clients.
Northshore One in Stockton, one of Teesside’s most “eye-catching” office developments, will welcome WSP as its first new occupier. The space provides views along the River Tees and is owned by Thirteen Housing Group.
WSP has initially taken an office on the ground floor, with future occupiers having the choice of areas between 2,500 sq ft and 20,000 sq ft. The floors are ready fitted out with furniture in place.
A café and meeting rooms will soon be available in addition to an outside terrace which overlooks the river and the nearby Infinity Bridge. In total, 35,000 sq ft of high-quality office space is available across two wings and three floors.
Underlining its plans for growth in the UK, WSP is embarking on a “significant” national recruitment drive in 2022, recently announcing its ambition to hire 2,000 new people. In Teesside, where WSP has operated for over 40 years, the firm supports a number of key projects and clients, such as the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA).
Simon Pettit, technical director and location director for Teesside at WSP, said: “Our search for new premises in Teesside has been extensive and our focus on employee wellbeing, collaboration and sustainability from office space is important to WSP.
“We’re delighted to move into Northshore One in a high-grade modern office in the heart of the Tees Valley, close to a number of clients and projects we are engaged on.”
Paul Tremble, chief strategy officer at WSP, added: “Teesside will play an important role in the UK’s transition to a net zero economy through the decarbonisation of its industrial cluster, acting as a catalyst for growth in green industries, skills, jobs and the regeneration of the wider area.
“Our new office will provide the perfect space for our people to support their clients and local communities on this journey and I thank them for their continued hard work and dedication.”
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