Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised Middlesbrough Council on a multi-million-pound advanced manufacturing park in the Tees Valley.

The TeesAMP development has the potential to create 1,000 jobs and the initial development stage looks to comprise of 180,000 sq ft of manufacturing space. The project aims to create a location for the next generation of manufacturers who want great connectivity, world-leading skills and first class accommodation.

The team at WBD advised the council on the development agreement and grant funding as well as providing legal advice on procurement and construction issues. Ian Ward, Partner in Corporate and Commercial Services, led the team alongside Kathrine Eddon, Legal Director and Head of WBD's Public Procurement Unit and Ian Atkinson, Construction Partner.

Ian Ward, commented:

"It has been a pleasure working with Middlesbrough Council and to have provided them with our expertise and legal advice on the development of a multi-million-pound advanced manufacturing park. We advised the client on various legal matters and we are proud to work with our local authorities in the region to help deliver solutions that will support and help grow our local economy."

Andrew Cain, Middlesbrough Council’s TeesAMP Manager, added: 

"We are delighted to have worked with Ian and the WBD team. Their expertise and advice has enabled us to proceed with the exciting first stage of the TeesAMP development which will create jobs and boost our economy. The team provided us with extensive legal advice which will allow us to complete a project which has a vision to make the Tees Valley a go-to-location for the next generation of manufacturers."