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Work starts on Airport site preparation

Work is starting this week on preparing a site recently acquired as part of the plans for maximising future development opportunities at Durham Tees Valley Airport.

The huge steel frame of a former hangar building, last used as a sports and tennis centre, is being removed following the recent acquisition by the airport of the site covering over 9.5 acres, to the north eastern edge of the airfield, on which the structure stands.

Says Airport Strategic Planning Director Peter Nears “We acquired this site because it fitted well with the overall landholdings of the airport and because we believe it offers potential for a range of business opportunities, including aviation-related engineering, storage and distribution operations.

“The old steel frame on the site has been an eyesore for a long time. We have had the structure assessed and, as it is not viable for re-use, dismantling it is the best way forward.”

The work on dismantling and removing the steelwork is being undertaken by Stockton-based company T.J.Thomson and Son Ltd.