Project Description

Tollesby shops

Middlesbrough Development Company has acquired the site formerly known as Tollesby Shops on Rievaulx Drive. The existing buildings, which were empty and in a dilapidated condition, have been demolished and the site cleared. MDC has prepared an exciting proposal for the redevelopment of the site, which includes both commercial and residential units.

The site received planning consent in February 2021, and the site will now consist of 24 apartments and 5 retail units. A preferred contractor has been appointed and construction of the project is due to commence in June 2021. The build period is 56 weeks, and completion is expected in summer 2022.

Layout and design

MDC aims to create a high-quality, sustainable development on the land at the former Tollesby Shops. The layout of the proposals will ensure the most efficient use of the land, while maintaining appropriate heights and distances in relation to surrounding buildings.

The scheme includes five ground floor retail units, with the upper floors offering 24 one- and two-bedroom apartments. These will all be finished to a high specification, including nationally-recognised spatial standards. All of the units will be available for let at the end of the construction process.

Communal outdoor amenity space has been considered, and will be located on the third floor. The space, for the benefit of residents of the building, will be accessed via the main central core.

Parking will be provided for both residential and commercial use.

What’s next

Following the appointment of a building contractor, the project will commence construction in accordance with the approved plans. Tenants will be sought for the commercial and residential units in due course. MDC’s professional team will monitor and manage the development process, ensuring the project is completed on time and to the highest quality standards.

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