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Published 21st Apr 2011

Workers on site at Riverside One, the new development at Middlehaven, Middlesbrough by Bioregional Quintain, show their support

The boss of a world class developer currently transforming Middlesbrough’s old dockland has said if the town’s city status bid is successful it will be a major boost to business.

Pete Hallsall, Managing Director of BioRegional Quintain, has backed Middlesbrough’s bid for city status.

It comes as more than 90 business people expressed their support for the bid at a business networking event held in Middlesbrough.

One town from across the UK will become a city as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations next year.

Middlesbrough is competing against the likes of Luton, Bolton, Medway and Reading for the prestigious city title.

BioRegional Quintain’s flagship one million square foot Riverside One development at Middlehaven is one of the UK's most significant regeneration projects and the largest zero carbon project in the country.

Pete Hallsall, who has been involved in working on the Middlehaven project since 2005, said: “I have learned from my time of working in Middlesbrough that it is a very ambitious place with warm, friendly people who want the area to keep on improving.

“For Middlesbrough to become a city seems to me to be a natural progression for a town and wider area which is on the up.

“Becoming a city will have a particular effect when it comes to business.

“Attracting national and international investment in an area depends on confidence and profile. City status would really help Middlesbrough boost both.

“This investment would create more jobs, attract further companies to the town and improve overall prosperity.

“Our development at RiversideOne is now taking shape and will become a hugely prestigious residential, work and leisure destination.

“I very much hope that as Riverside One progresses in the years to come it will become a focal point and landmark for the City of Middlesbrough.”

Businesses from Middlesbrough showed their support for the bid at a Breakfast Exchange at the Middlesbrough Business Forum.

More than 90 business people attended the event and heard a talk from Claire Wordsworth from the city status bid team.

Claire said: “The costs to Middlesbrough Council to put the bid together have been very small thanks to local businesses really getting behind the campaign and realising that the potential benefits to the town and greater area are very significant indeed.”

The announcement of the successful bid will be made next year.

Useful links

Love Middlesbrough: City Status Bid

Love Middlesbrough: City Status Bid - Background

Love Middlesbrough: City Status Bid - Messages of Support

Love Middlesbrough: City Status Bid - Creative Responses

Love Middlesbrough: Get Involved - Downloads

Middlesbrough Business Forum



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