New homes in Teeside
New homes in Teeside
Whether you’re browsing modern art, watching the local football team or visiting the planetarium, there’s no shortage of top attractions close to your new home in Teesside. Located in the northeast of England, the region encompasses the towns of Middlesbrough, Redcar, Stockton-on-Tees and Billingham. It’s home to coastal landscapes, bustling town centres, and everything in between.
A quick history
Middlesbrough, the largest town in Teesside, dates back to Saxon times when a settlement grew around a chapel linked with Whitby Abbey. Only a small number of people lived in the area until the early 19th century when a port was developed on the River Tees.
By the 1830s, Middlesbrough had been connected to the railways and the town soon began to grow rapidly, eventually overtaking Stockton-on-Tees as the region’s most important port. Iron ore was mined in the local area from the mid-19th century, and later that century the Bessemer Steel plant was opened.
Teesside is also known for bridge construction, for example, the Transporter Bridge and the Newport Lifting Bridge, which was opened in the 1930s and was the first vertical lifting bridge in the country. A local company went on to design the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia.
Today Middlesbrough is still at the heart of Teesside, with neighbouring towns and villages making this a vibrant and exciting place to live on the north-east coast.
Business and industry
Teesside is home to a number of big employers across the private and public sector, including; Teesside University, UK Steel Enterprise, INEOS Nitriles (UK), Quorn Foods and Cleveland Cable Company in Middlesbrough, Lotte Chemical UK in Redcar, and Tioxide Europe Ltd in Billingham. Billingham Manufacturing Plant, a former ICI site, is now owned by CF Fertilisers UK.
Things to do in the area
The Teesside area encompasses towns, coastlines and countryside, so there’s plenty to see and do nearby. Whether you’re visiting Saltburn Pier, taking the kids to Stewart Park in Middlesbrough or watching football at The Riverside Stadium, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.
Other popular attractions in the local area include; The National Trust’s Roseberry Topping, Wynyard Woodland Park, Wynyard Planetarium and Eston Hills. Cultural sights include the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough Theatre and the Globe Theatre in Stockton-on-Tees.
Travel and commuting
Teesside is well-connected by both road and rail, with the A66 and A19 providing routes to nearby towns and cities, and
Middlesbrough is just a 15-minute drive or 10-minute train journey from Stockton-on-Tees, while Newcastle-upon-Tyne can be reached in 50-minutes by car or one hour 20 minutes by train, changing once in Darlington. To get to London, the train from Middlesbrough to King’s Cross takes three hours 15-minutes, changing to the fast Virgin Trains service in York.
When it’s time to take a break, Durham Tees Valley Airport is just 20-minutes away from Middlesbrough by car.