1. ITV Report

Artists breathe life into Teesside landmark

Artists are breathing life back into a Teesside landmark which had been standing empty for years.

Painters and designers are among those who have taken up temporary residence in Dundas House, an eight-storey building in Middlesbrough town centre, which was once home to hundreds of BT employees.

Dundas House, Middlesbrough. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Space in the eight-storey building is being rented out to painters and designers. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

They are being supported by a community interest company, Navigator North, who are working with a Leeds-based charity to fund the studios.

Vicky Holbrough and Nicola Parkin who co-founded Navigator North. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

While the search goes on for new tenants, artists have taken over some of the vast space.

Phil Woodhead is a designer who has his studio in the building. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Paul Murray who was supported by Navigator North. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The project aims to raise the profile of local artists and to help young people embark on their careers.