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Work begins on 200m dockland revamp in Middlesbrough

Middlehaven development
The project features buildings with a futuristic design

Work on a £200m project to redevelop a rundown dockside area of Teesside has got under way.

The Riverside One development, at Middlehaven in Middlesbrough, will feature 750 new homes, shops and leisure facilities.

The first building, called CIAC (Community in a Cube), will contain 80 apartments and is due to be completed in the summer of 2011.

The project was delayed for a time because of the economic downturn.

Pete Halsall, managing director of developers BioRegional Quintain, said: "We are now in a position to make our vision of Riverside One a reality.

"We can begin to create a new district that will ultimately provide the people of Middlesbrough with outstanding homes in a waterside location, a public events space, innovative leisure facilities and new commercial property."

Richard Buckley, director of development for Tees Valley Regeneration, which has part-funded the scheme, said the start of construction work was "great news" for Middlesbrough.

He added: "Our vision for the site was rightly ambitious and it's fantastic that, even during the global recession, work to transform the land into a thriving mixed-use community has progressed."

Middlesbrough mayor Ray Mallon said: "Middlehaven is central to the town's ongoing growth and regeneration, so I'm delighted that work is getting under way on the first of these stunning apartment blocks."



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