Why invest in… Middlesbrough!

Why invest in… Middlesbrough!

Middlesbrough is the largest town in the North and one of the fastest growing in the UK. From a population of just 25 farmers as recently as 1801, Middlesbrough is now home to more than 130,000 people and is at the centre of the wider Tees Valley region and a major industrial centre.

This is the town that built the world, earning names such as ‘Ironopolis’ and ‘Infant Hercules’ along the way, the latter bestowed by William Gladstone to recognise the young town’s industrial strength. Middlesbrough’s legacy is assured around the world; steel from under its hills built the Sydney Harbour bridge and the railways across India.

Today, the Tees Valley maintains its tradition of advanced manufacturing – although instead of manufacturing steel, you will now find strength in offshore and marine, aerospace, automotive and chemical industries. Middlesbrough also has a notable strength in its digital sector which generates more than £300m GVA every year. Businesses of every size, from start-ups to multi-million pound giants, can be found in Middlesbrough, and they produce world class products in areas as diverse as video game development and 3D technical modelling.

‘Where alchemists were born
below Cleveland’s hills,

A giant blue dragonfly across
the Tees reminds us every night.

We built the world,
Every metropolis came from Ironopolis.’

(Ian Horn, 2008)

Teesside University

Located in the centre of Middlesbrough, minutes from the train station and the River Tees, Teesside University provides an outstanding student experience to people from around the world. Being right in the heart of Middlesbrough ensures that it has good connections to local businesses, making it a key partner to many of the town’s largest employers. This contributes to high graduate employment rates and allows the institution to contribute world class research at the leading edge of modern industry.

Teesside University’s achievements speak for themselves. It consistently achieves commendable rankings in Times Higher Education’s annual World University and Young University rankings. In addition, it has been awarded a silver rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework and Investors in People Gold. A £270m investment across the campus – improving the gymnasium, library, sport science labs, DigitalCity and the School of Science, Engineering and Design – has paid dividends and cemented Teesside University’s status as one of the most desirable higher education destinations in the North.

The perfect time to invest

This is the perfect time to invest in Middlesbrough – and you wouldn’t be alone in doing so. Major investments totalling £500m have been made in recent years and have created more than 4,000 new jobs, supported new and existing businesses, expanded educational and leisure facilities in the city and built 7,000 new homes. As the economic centre of the Tees Valley, Middlesbrough is well-positioned to appeal domestically and internationally.

Key investments include DigitalCity, designed to connect digital businesses with the skills and expertise they need, which has created 286 businesses and 700 jobs; Boho Zone, the creative and business hub of the Tees Valley, which has secured a further £20m investment to create 1,000 jobs; and the Teesside Advanced Manufacturing Park (TeesAMP), a £22.6m site which will create 180,000 sqft of prime space for businesses in the energy, transport, chemical and power industries. TeesAMP is expected to create 1,000 high quality jobs in the area.

If you’re looking for your next investment, Middlesbrough is a fantastic option. Browse our available properties in the city today – we have a range of student and residential investment options available.

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