A contractor has been appointed to get started on the first phase of a landmark development that will regenerate a Northumberland town and encourage jobs and investment.
Bowmer & Kirkland Limited will build Blyth Workspace, a scheme based at Commissioners Quay, which will enhance Blyth Estuary’s reputation as a centre of excellence in renewable energy and research.
Work starts this month and should be completed by next February.
Over the next three years Arch, The Northumberland Development Company, is leading the delivery of a mixed use development of the site as part of the broader regeneration of Blyth Estuary and town centre. The development has received investment from the ERDF Competitiveness Programme 2007 – 2013, the Homes and Communities Agency, Arch and the NELEP North East Investment Fund.
Blyth Workspace will form the centrepiece and first phase of the development and its office space has been designed to attract energy sector firms.
Alan Johansen, Bowmer & Kirkland regional director said: “We are delighted to be working with Arch to create this high quality development which will raise the profile of the Northumberland area and help bring increased investment into the region.”
Coun Dave Ledger, deputy leader of the council and chair of Arch said: “I am looking forward to seeing this Workspace project develop – and to it becoming core to the on-going regeneration of the Blyth Quayside area.”