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Merger to create Britain’s biggest life sciences ecosystem

Three leading companies have been merged to create the country’s first nationwide life sciences ecosystem, helping early-stage British businesses compete on a global stage.

MP says businesses will benefit from Wilton Centre investment
MP says businesses will benefit from Wilton Centre investment

Redcar MP Jacob Young says companies based at Wilton Centre will benefit from the unprecedented level of investment taking place there and in and around his constituency.

His comments come after details were revealed of a major refurbishment, with nearly £2m being spent on a new entrance and reception area, two new restaurants and a collaboration space.

Details revealed of £2M investment at Wilton Centre
Details revealed of £2M investment at Wilton Centre

Nearly £2m is being spent on a new reception, entrance area and main restaurant. There will also be another new restaurant and collaboration space near the Technical Development Area.

‘What’s started here could change the world’: Teesside firms make major steps in plastic recycling
‘What’s started here could change the world’: Teesside firms make major steps in plastic recycling

Ground-breaking work on Teesside, which will result in the recycling of billions of items of plastic waste, will take a major step forward in 2021.

Multi-Billion dollar US plant starts life on Teesside
Multi-Billion dollar US plant starts life on Teesside

A multi-billion dollar new US chemical plant has started life more than four thousand miles away in Teesside.

It is being designed and developed by a team at Lucite International, which operates a scaled-down version of the plant at its research and development headquarters in the Wilton Centre near Redcar.

Young engineers earning while learning thanks to Teesside company
Young engineers earning while learning thanks to Teesside company

Young Teessiders are carving out futures in civil engineering thanks to the support of their employer.

Lynas Engineers, based at the Wilton Centre near Redcar, has launched the careers of 19-year-old old Tom Huswitt, Stephen Drinkwater, 24, and Ben MacGregor, 26

Company triples in size during fight against Covid
Company triples in size during fight against Covid

A company which is helping global pharmaceutical companies find a solution to the coronavirus pandemic has nearly tripled in size since March.

Absolute Antibody has taken on three new laboratories at the Wilton Centre near Redcar and recruited more than a dozen permanent and temporary members of staff.

Business changes overnight to keep ships sailing during pandemic
Business changes overnight to keep ships sailing during pandemic

A Teesside business has revealed how it changed its working practices overnight to ensure the UK’s vital supply lifeline was maintained during the coronavirus pandemic.

Lloyds Register GMT (LR GMT), based at the Wilton Centre near Redcar, is one of the five companies in the world which - together with competitors - provides a fuel testing service for the planet’s 90,000 sea-going ships.

Game Changing” Plastic Re-cycling Project
Game Changing” Plastic Re-cycling Project

The Wilton Centre on Teesside is the focus of a breakthrough project which would enable one of the world’s most commonly-used plastics to be re-cycled.

The company behind it – Lucite International – is so confident of success that it has well-advanced plans to build a re-cycling plant in mainland Europe which would be up and running in just three years’ time.

Multi-million pound road scheme signals milestone for company
Multi-million pound road scheme signals milestone for company

The opening this weekend of a £4m road improvement scheme on Teesside also marks a major milestone for the company who designed it.

From research to real world
From research to real world

Companies need an ecosystem that helps research emerge from the lab and into the real world. With numerous spin-outs from across the UK basing themselves here at the Wilton Centre, here’s how we help them.

Supporting mental health while working from home
Supporting mental health while working from home

Paying attention to, and supporting, workplace mental health has never been more important. With many people now working from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and others working diligently on the front line, it is crucial that we look after each other, and ourselves.