Delivering for Middlesbrough

When I was fortunate to be elected as the first ever Mayor of the Tees Valley in May 2017, I pledged that I would serve every community that makes up the Tees Valley – including Middlesbrough. This means that every one of the five council areas that make our area gets its fair share.

We’re investing your money - taxpayers’ money - so we can build that high growth, high wage, low welfare economy we desperately need. But this shouldn’t be some impossible dream. Just look at our record of delivery on investment in Middlesbrough. 

A record of delivery on investment

  • £320,000 Radio 1 Big Weekend 
  • £20 million for Middlesbrough Station
  • £3 million for the Materials Processing Institute
  • £4 million for Middlehaven Dock Bridge 
  • £20 million for Boho NextGen
  • £10  million for TeesAMP Site Remediation
  • £250,000 for the Snow Centre
  • £50,000 for TWI research centre
  • £580,000 for Northern School of Arts (CCAD)
  • £3.2 million for Liberty Speciality Steel 
  • £10 million for Indigenous Growth Fund

Project pipeline for Middlesbrough

We also have an exciting pipeline of projects in Middlesbrough that we will fund.

  • Urban Traffic Management Control System - Phase 1
  • Hydrogen Innovation & Skills Accelerator
  • TWI Polymers Testing and Validation Centre


Supporting business and individuals

As well as funding large capital projects, we have also provided support and funding to Middlesbrough businesses and individuals through a number of dedicated funding pots, these include:

  • £350,000 from the SSI Jobs & Skills Fund
  • £2.8 million from the Tees Valley Business Support schemes
  • £754,000 of Business Compass grants
  • £55,000 for Start Up: Scale Up Programme
  • £560,000 from our Apprenticeship Grant scheme
  • £1.6 million from the Routes to Work scheme, helping hundreds back to work
  • £405,000 from the Government’s Access Fund to promote sustainable transport
  • £3.4 million from the Government’s National Productivity Grant scheme
  • £3.3million from the Sustainable Transport Programme