New park for Middlesbrough

Middlehaven Urban Park

A new park is beginning to take shape next to Middlesbrough’s iconic Transporter Bridge.

The new linear park in the town’s historic heart of Middlehaven is being built along Cleveland and Durham Streets and will strengthen connections between the Transporter Bridge and the modern town centre.

The £1.2 million park will also provide a focus for the Urban Pioneers development around the park and next to the historic Captain Cook pub.

It will include the creation of 14 serviced plots providing opportunities for individuals or groups to build small schemes on a ‘build now pay later’ basis.

Middlehaven has already seen major investment of more than £160 million in creative, commercial and start-up businesses and new residential units.

The site is now home to Middlesbrough College, Anish Kapoor’s striking Temenos sculpture, the CIAC residential ‘cube’ and the myplace youth centre.

Recent landmarks include the opening of The Gateway neurological rehabilitation centre, and work is ongoing on a major refurbishment of the Transporter Bridge and an extension to Middlesbrough College.

Initial work on the site has just started and the first phase of the park will be open in time for Christmas.