South Tees Development Corporation is a huge opportunity for the whole of the South Tees area

About South Tees

The South Tees Development Corporation is a huge development opportunity for South Tees, but it is by no means limited to the boundaries of the development area. The STDC will be working closely with partners, and other local businesses, to champion neighbouring sites and the South Tees area as a place for future business investment.

Being at the mouth of the River Tees, the area benefits from river access and encompasses the major port facilities of Teesport.  Importantly, the area includes major operators such as PD Ports, Redcar Bulk Terminals, British Steel, BOC and Northumbrian Water, and it also benefits from the major industrial complex of Wilton International, operated by Sembcorp, all of which are critical to realise successful outcomes for the redevelopment and regeneration programme.

The South Tees area could not be better located to capitalise on the unique selling point of excellent sea transport connectivity and the deepest port on the eastern coast of mainland UK. This is a major asset to attract international businesses and realise an international-scale industrial centre of excellence on the River Tees.

The South Tees area has excellent road connectivity with the A66 East-West route, easy access to the A19 North-South route, both of which provide access to the M62 and A1(M) strategic routes. The area also benefits from onsite national rail connectivity for passengers and freight, with direct rail links to the East Coast main line and Trans-Pennine routes providing access to the all parts of the UK. The rail line also connects the South Tees area to the national and European gateway at Durham Tees Valley Airport, supporting the connectivity of Tees Valley to global markets.

The South Tees area has some of the lowest operating costs in the UK, with rents and rates about half of most major cities, and a quarter of those in London and Aberdeen. The area also is also home to a large, experienced and highly skilled workforce, with the lowest staff turnover of any UK region, guaranteeing companies investing in South Tees access to a secure, highly efficient workforce.