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‘Absolute disgrace’: The four eyesore buildings that have lay empty in Middlesbrough for years

'We are not sat on our hands' - a developer has hit back after councillor's criticism A developer behind work to regenerate Middlesbrough's tallest building has hit back after a councillor said it was a disgrace that four sites in the town centre had remained empty for so long.Centre North East, Gurney House, Church House and the former Crown pub were all mentioned at an Economic Development,...

Mile House Pub

Developer wins fight to open Starbucks drive-thru at Mile House pub, Stockton

A DEVELOPER has won a long-running battle to open a Starbucks at a boarded-up pub after an appeal was upheld. Plans to open a drive-thru and shop at the old Mile House pub in Durham Road had previously been rejected by Stockton Borough Council. The Planning Inspectorate has now upheld an appeal and awarding the developer full costs. The battle has been rumbling on for four years. Applicant Cliff Court...

Middlesbrough Town Centre

Bright future predicted for ‘innovative’ high streets that will ‘no longer be clones’

Commercial property and business agent Parker Barras has praised Middlesbrough and Stockton councils for reimagining their high streets to create what will become “go-to” destinations for leisure and specialist shopping.John Taylor, director of the Middlehaven-based firm, praised the “radical rethink” of Middlesbrough and Stockton’s town centres, which he believes have gone some way to addressing...

KFC opens new location in Redcar with 30 new jobs

A KFC has opened its doors in a brand new Teesside location and has brought with it 30 new jobs.The new restaurant which is based at Units 4 and 5 Roseberry Parade is open for business from today, Wednesday, October 13.The new restaurant has created 30 new jobs in the local community and is still welcoming applications for those keen to join the team.The restaurant was given the go-ahead by Redcar and...

Head Office, Parker Barras

In High Demand

Parker Barras, one of Teesside's leading commercial property agents, has reported high demand in the commercial property market and forecasts an extremely healthy post-pandemic market. Partner Aaron Fisher states that the company has worked with an increasing number of first-time business owners as well as independent retailers who desire bricks-and-mortar premises to complement their online...

John Taylor, Parker Barras

Parker Barras forecasts post-pandemic property blast-off

Dave Robson talks to the leading Tees commercial property agents who can see only bright times ahead as restrictions end… Get ready for boom time! That’s the confident prediction of a Teesside commercial property agents which has emerged in good shape from a difficult 12 months for many. Since 2007, Parker Barras has established itself as a flexible, responsive and reliable presence in the...

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