A Middlesbrough-based construction firm has won a three-year contract to support development in the South Bank area of the Teesside Freeport.

Applebridge Construction landed the reactive maintenance framework contract from South Tees Development Corporation.

Included in the framework is maintenance to existing infrastructure, as well as planned works for the upkeep of the existing buildings.

It will also cover repairs to substations and metal clad buildings, including the replacement of roof and wall sheeting, repairs to existing roads and Armco barriers and repairs to external perimeter fencing.

Group operations director Andy Ray said:

“This contract reflects the enhanced reputation our company is forging across the North East. The development of the UK’s largest brownfield site represents a huge economic opportunity for our region and so it is great to have been selected by a regional partner in Teesworks to ensure that economic improvement is felt throughout the supply chain too.

“As a group we are constantly developing and enhancing our offering, and we are proud to have recently picked up our first contract with new clients, STDC. This new partnership is a testament to our hard work and dedication, and we are confident that they will help us to further establish ourselves as a leader in the industry in the region.”

Julie Gilhespie, chief executive of the Tees Valley Combined Authority, added:

“The South Tees Development Corporation is delighted to have awarded Applebridge the contract for the Teesworks Reactive Maintenance Framework. Applebridge is a recognised key player in the North East construction industry, with a proven track record of successful delivery across a wide array of projects.

“We are confident they will provide a high-quality asset maintenance service to the benefit of the Teesworks estate. STDC is committed to growing local supply chain involvement in the delivery of the Teesworks programme; this contract is a further example of how we are doing this. We are excited to be working with Applebridge on this project, and we look forward to a long and successful relationship.”

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