Tees Valley Combined Authority | Published on: 14th September 2023
A Teesside firm is looking for further expansion after winning a deal to provide vital services on a major new airport development.
Stockton-based Steel River Consultants (SRC) provides health and safety, cost management and lifting compliance services to a range of sectors.
The firm is now providing cost management services on the development of the first unit under construction at Teesside International Airport’s £200million Business Park South.
The company’s team has been on site delivering their expertise on the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Director of Steel River Cost and Project Management Gary Marshall said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be supporting Teesside International Airport in the delivery of the first phase of the business park development. Our head office is in Stockton-on-Tees and we employ people who live across the whole of the Tees Valley, so when Ben Houchen says ‘local’ we can evidence that.
“We hope to be able to demonstrate our skills and expertise in supporting the delivery of a successful scheme, to help us secure more commissions, expand the business and recruit more staff from the local area.
“Showcasing this type of high-profile project helps us to attract the interest of high-quality staff which is what we require to fuel our expansion. We have offices in Scotland, the Midlands, we’re about to open another in Newcastle next month and Leeds in the near future.”
SRC was formed by Graham Tyerman in 2010, initially providing health and safety before expanding in 2017 to offer project management and cost management services. Bosses are hopeful of securing further work as the airport development continues.
Business Park South at Teesside International Airport will create up to 4,400 jobs when fully operational, made up of 2.8million sq. ft of logistics, distribution, and industrial buildings.
Steelwork on the first 22,658sq ft unit is fully in place with cladding now being added. The building is on track for completion by the end of the year.
Four units covering 130,000sq ft will be created in the first phase of the southside development.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “Our development of a major new business park for Teesside is a great opportunity to provide work for excellent local firms.
“Multiple businesses from our area have so far been part of the project, which demonstrates the benefits to our economy alongside forming a key part of our plan to help the airport return to profitability.
“We are focused on delivering projects that are on time and on budget and the services provided by SRC have played a significant role in this.”
Work on the new link road to connect the business park to the A67 is also now nearing completion after beginning earlier this year.
A roundabout and the link road will provide access to the 270-acre site where the business park – part of the Teesside Freeport site – is being developed.
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