Land preparation complete for Teesworks' new 1,500-space park and ride in Redcar

Remediation work is now complete on land to site the new 1,500-space Teesworks Park and Ride facility
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Thousands of tonnes of earth have been made ready for a 1,500-space park and ride facility at Teesworks.

Land preparation has now been completed on the 35-acre site near Steel House, Redcar, to secure a transport hub set to feature parking spaces, bicycle parking, electric vehicle chargers and shuttle bus services. The park and ride will keep congestion to a minimum both on the Teesworks site and on the wider road network when complete.

The car park will be used by workers on major projects such as the SeAH Wind offshore wind monopile facility, which is currently under construction, and Net Zero Teesside Power, which developers say could create and support up to 4,000 jobs during construction and operations. A ground-breaking ceremony took place at the site in September, with a final investment decision by project partners BP and Equinor due in September. It's hoped the plant could be operational in 2027.

More than £7million of advanced earthworks has been completed following planning approval being granted for the park and ride last year. A procurement process for construction contractors to create the facility is now under way. The scheme was approved second time around after further environmental mitigation measures were included.

Martin Corney, Teesworks CEO, said: “Progress on remediating land at the Park and Ride has been very pleasing – and shows how we’re getting on with the job to ensure major employers at the Redcar end of the Teesworks site can hit the ground running. We’ll have the facilities and infrastructure ready to serve our growing workforce when these huge green energy projects gather pace.

“Hundreds of well-paid jobs have already been created for the people of Teesside and this project will allow hundreds and thousands more people to be well served when they work here.”

The Park and Ride site itself is bound by the former Steel House offices car park and south of the Tees Valley Railway Line. Access is being provided via a new junction off the A1085 – with a new slip road also in the offing.

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