Faithful+Gould and Atkins appointed to help drive Teesside transformation

Faithful+Gould and Atkins appointed to deliver quay project as part of Teesside transformation. Artist impression shows scale of South Bank Quay project at Teesworks.

Faithful+Gould, supported by Atkins, have been appointed by Teesworks to help deliver a multimillion-pound quay as part of ambitious plans at the UK’s largest freeport. 

The 1km South Bank Quay will help unlock 2,300 acres of land to the south of the River Tees, on Teesworks, for economic development focusing on innovation, advanced manufacturing, and clean energy. The construction of the quay is also central to plans to make the region the UK’s premier offshore wind location for manufacturing, storing and mobilising wind turbine technology.

Faithful+Gould and Atkins will project manage the South Bank Quay scheme which will see the demolition of an existing wharf, jetties and other structures along the river and phase one construction of 450m of usable deep-water quay, including heavy lift platform and concrete paving providing direct access to ships from all over the world. 

Other services being provided include contract administration, NEC Supervision, risk management, and project controls coordination.

Sean Lynch, director at Faithful+Gould, said: “Being from and living in the area, I am proud to be leading this project and that the South Bank Quay project will be delivered by our office in Stockton-on-Tees. This area has so much to offer and we’re proud to be playing our part in a transformation which will set a benchmark for regeneration and subsequent economic growth.”

James Rose, market director at Atkins, said: “This is an incredibly exciting and important project which demonstrates the importance of infrastructure investment as we look to level up opportunities across the whole of the UK. We now look forward to playing our part in the transformation of the Tees Valley and the subsequent creation of jobs and opportunities which will have lasting impact on surrounding communities.”

Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen said: “This South Bank Quay is vital to our clean energy ambitions for the Teesworks site, complementing GE Renewable Energy’s new wind turbine blade manufacturing facility and the advanced manufacturing and industrial space next door. This will help create the thousands of good-quality, well-paid jobs local people want to see come to Teesside. Across the Teesworks site local people are helping to breathe new life into the former Redcar steelworks, former steelworkers are returning home to work just minutes away from where they live meaning they can put more money in their pockets for them and their families and Faithful + Gould and Atkins are a big part of this.”  

In addition to the South Bank Quay project, Atkins has been providing consultancy advice ahead of the demolition of redundant industrial assets across Teesworks, which includes the former SSI Steelworks site; and Faithful + Gould have been designing and establishing a project management office functionality to provide cost, risk and schedule reporting and assurance to the Teesworks team.

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