Developer Ashall Projects has today released a film which showcases the transformation that is occurring in Middlesbrough and the wider Tees Valley, the quality of the Centre Square office development and the range of advantages that occupiers will benefit from.
The film, created through a collaboration between local digital agency Ithica and Assembly Studios, highlights both the traditional strengths of the region and its City Centre and the ambitious plans for the future which are steadily being implemented.
The film then focuses on Centre Square, the 210,000 sq ft Grade A office scheme which is creating a 21st century business destination, as well as a vibrant and iconic new civic space, in the heart of Middlesbrough.
Ashall is currently on-site delivering the project in phases. Construction of the first two Grade A office buildings is underway, with completion of both on schedule for later this summer.
Three more buildings will form the second phase of the development.
Mark Ashall, director of Ashall Projects, said: "We have created this film to showcase Centre Square not just as an office development, but also as a destination. Our aim is to provide an office environment and a wider range of services that creates a community which thrives collectively and helps to drive the local economy forward.
"Businesses today are both looking for and expecting more from their office environments. This is an ethos we fully support and we want to ensure that Centre Square meets all those requirements."
The video has been released as a national spotlight currently shines on Middlesbrough, with Radio 1's Big Weekend taking over the town this bank holiday weekend.
"Events such as the Big Weekend provide Middlesbrough with an opportunity to take centre stage on an international level. There is widespread coverage of the event this weekend as 64,000 festival goers descend on the city - it's a real opportunity to showcase all there is on offer.
Middlesbrough Council has agreed a 35-year head-lease on the first two buildings Ashall will build as part of the development. One will be a new home for council staff, and the other is available for occupation by third party occupiers.
Kevin Parkes, Middlesbrough Council's Executive Director of Growth and Place, said: "The Grade A office development in Centre Square is not just about the city centre, but the whole of Middlesbrough and the ambition it has for its future.
"By bringing major employers to the best office space between Newcastle and Leeds, we will deliver prosperity and quality jobs for local residents, helping to secure Middlesbrough's finances for future generations.
"This exciting new film will give people a real insight into what's being delivered, and how it will transform one of the region's most important regeneration sites."