Teesside International Airport has appointed the team that will drive ambitious plans for its 2.8 million square foot business park.

The airport has appointed commercial property consultancy, Naylors Gavin Black, to market the park, within the UK’s largest Freeport.

Following a competitive tender process, Naylors Gavin Black has been selected to generate international and national interest in the strategic site which aims to bring significant inward investment into Teesside. Naylors are working alongside Colliers International and aviation real estate specialist, AREA.

The site has 2.8m sq. ft. of industrial and warehouse accommodation earmarked to come forward, with 135,000 sq. ft. of that space having obtained detailed planning permission and a further 550,000 sq. ft with outline consent. A 25,000 sq. ft. property has already been completed and detailed discussions are progressing with a number of interested parties.

Tenants could include aviation supply chain businesses, manufacturing, energy production, logistics and data centres. 

Victoria Ashby, head of property and development at Teesside International Airport, said: “We’re confident that we have the right team in place to take this scheme to its maximum potential. The Tees Valley is undergoing a significant economic transformation and this business park will play a key role in its ongoing resurgence.”  

Newcastle-based Naylors Gavin Black is a member of the Commercial Property Network (CPN)- a collective of privately owned commercial property firms which span the UK - giving the firm a presence in every UK region.    

Keith Stewart, partner and head of agency, said: “This is an incredibly exciting scheme to be involved with. We’re looking forward to helping spread the message far and wide that Teesside is open for business and we have best-in-class properties in a well-connected location with quality labour pools, for ambitious businesses.”  

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The airport  was also in the spotlight at the latest meeting of the Tees Engineering Network, at Mowden Park Arena, in Darlington.

A networking event to showcase the best of the region’s engineering prowess has seen another healthy turnout at its latest edition.

Speakers from Whessoe Engineering Limited offered updates on their projects in the region while the airport talked about current and future plans to develop new routes, their Net Zero ambitions and developing the wider site.

With support from Tees Valley Combined Authority and the five Tees Valley Local Authorities, the Tees Engineering Network facilitates a number of breakfast events ever year to spotlight up-and-coming projects in the region, and provide local engineering companies with opportunities to meet key decision-makers.

Tees Valley Business Board supports the TEN team to deliver its events programme, and Board chair Siobhan McArdle said: “A key focus of the Business Board is to make sure that our local businesses are primed to access supply chain opportunities, and supporting Tees Engineering Network is obviously a key part of this.”