MIDDLESBROUGH'S Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park (TeesAMP) is proving a real hit with businesses looking for state-of-the art accommodation.

The site reached practical completion at the beginning of June, and just a month after opening its doors potential occupiers are flocking in.

A total of 45,000 sq ft - 25 per cent of the 180,000 sq ft that will be available in the first phase of the development - has been leased, while a contract pending with an additional business would see the figure rise to 50 per cent.

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One business, which is yet to be named, is expanding into Middlesbrough and has taken two units totalling 30,000 sq ft - further details are expected to be released in coming months.

TeesAMP is poised to become a focal point for innovation and advanced engineering in the North-East, and is a significant development for the region's already renowned advanced manufacturing sector.

Councillor Ashley Waters, Middlesbrough Council's executive member for regeneration, said: "TeesAMP is a vibrant symbol of Middlesbrough's drive and ambition, not just for the town but for the whole area.

"It's a fantastic offer for businesses, and the proof of that is the speed at which the units are being snapped up.

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"It's great news for Middlesbrough, and will prove a terrific catalyst to creating jobs and long-term prosperity."

The first phase of the development has been led by developer Chaloner Group and constructed predominantly by a North East-based supply chain, including main contractor Robertson North East and Stockton steel fabricators Nationwide Structures.

Richard Scott, Partner at agents Cushman and Wakefield: "The completion of these deals during lockdown underlines the quality of the units and strength of location, and highlights the continuing strength of the industrial sector in Teesside."