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£18m sports village for Middlesbrough

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Communities and also in Development

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Middlesbrough Council has appointed developer Willmott Dixon to build an £18 million sports village.

When complete, the village will host athletics, football, rugby, netball, basketball, badminton and roller hockey.

It will include a polymeric 400 metre eight lane floodlit athletics track with spectator grandstand, a full sized all weather football pitch and four separate 5-a-side football pitches.

A 250 metre Olympic-length velodrome is also planned as part of a future phase two.

Anthony Dillon, managing director for Willmott Dixon in the North East, said: “We have a strong local presence in Middlesbrough and our team are delighted to be back again creating something that will have a profound impact on the region’s future prosperity and growth.

"We recently won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for our work in sustainable development and much of that was recognition of the positive impact we bring to communities. We’re looking forward to adding to that record here.”

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