Built Environment Networking Blog: North East News

UK’s first large-scale merchant lithium refinery announced for Middlesbrough

The UK’s first large-scale merchant lithium refinery will provide battery grade materials for use in the electric vehicle, renewable energy and consumer technology supply chains. Green Lithium has unveiled Teesport in Middlesbrough as the site for their forthcoming lithium refinery, delivering more than 1,000 jobs in construction and 250 long-term high-skill jobs for local people […]

Posted by: Mya Driver

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Wolsingham Steel works regeneration proposals get the nod from planners

The long-awaited regeneration of a derelict steelworks in the Durham Dales can now commence following receipt of planning approval. The 14-acre site has blighted the pretty Weardale village of Wolsingham and is now set to be transformed with 151 new homes and the refurbishment of the attractive stone factory offices into new workspace. “This is […]

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Passengers at the ready… £162m Northumberland rail line framework ready to depart

Northumberland County Council (NCC) this week launched a £162m framework for the proposed works required to bring the 18-mile Northumberland line, between Ashington and Newcastle, back into service for passengers. The four-year agreement involves the construction of six stations, three footbridges and car parks at the following locations: Ashington, Bedlington, Blyth Bebside, Newsham, Seaton Deleval, […]

Posted by: Mark Flanagan

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BP to build 1GW hydrogen production plant on Teesside

BP today unveiled its plans to create what it believes would be the UK’s largest “blue” hydrogen production facility in the Tees Valley. A feasibility study is currently taking place into H2Teesside, which is due to begin production in 2027 and is targeting 1GW of hydrogen production by 2030. It would be integrated with the […]

Posted by: Mark Flanagan

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Tees Valley team celebrate imminent arrival of Treasury 2

Tees Valley officials were celebrating after Darlington and Hartlepool beat off competition from Newcastle, Leeds and Bradford to be the home of the Treasury’s second headquarters. The Chancellor, who represents the neighbouring Richmond constituency and made the announcement during his budget speech, will spend part of his time at the new facility along with hundreds […]

Posted by: Mark Flanagan

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Northern transport leaders demand government follow through on promise to power up rail investment

A plan, outlining the need for a far-reaching overhaul of the rail system, has been submitted to the government this week by northern transport leaders. The £40bn Northern Powerhouse Rail blueprint is a joint venture between Transport for the North and the Department of Transport and if implemented would radically improve the region’s ageing rail network, […]

Posted by: Mark Flanagan

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