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Regeneration of Middlehaven Dock back on the table

28 January 2014 No Comment

The proposed £200 million redevelopment of Middlesbrough’s Middlehaven Dock is back on following reports that developers have been invited to submit their bids.

BioRegional Quintain promised to deliver 750 homes, as well as leisure facilities, over the course of 25 years. Bbc.co.uk says the plans were shelved in November 2011 after the company pulled out of the deal and no other parties came forward.

Signing contract

Speaking at the time, Anne Mulroy – spokeswoman for the agency – said:

“We have to recognise the limitations of the market at the moment, but this was always going to be a long-term development plan.”

Redevelopment to deliver 750 homes for local area

The company had only managed to install 80 apartments before putting the project on hold. Now, with the dockside area still in desperate need of a revamp, England’s Homes and Communities Agency has reportedly started a fresh hunt for a new developer to deliver the scheme.

The plan is still to provide 750 homes and leisure offerings for locals of the area, although constructionenquirer.com expects developers to come forward with plans for shops as well. The winning bidder will need to take responsibility for the repair, maintenance, security and insurance of the property along with any costs involved with the management of the project.

Planners will be asked to submit their proposals from March onwards in the hope of work starting in Autumn 2015.

Author: Richard Towey    Date Written: 28 January 2014

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