Services and facilities

Specialist, high-tech, affordable

We offer quality managed business space and high-spec technical facilities to businesses in the region. Use our facilities or let us do it for you.

We are open for business in Middlesbrough and Darlington.

Darlington campus

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T: 01642 384577

Meeting and conference facilities

Our Middlesbrough and Darlington campuses both offer quality and fully managed meeting and conference facilities of various sizes providing:

  • high-specification IT equipment and software
  • Wi-Fi access
  • car parking facilities
  • a wide variety of catering options including hot and cold buffets.

Business accommodation

Phoenix Building

Our Phoenix building is ideal for digital companies looking to develop innovative products or services. Tenancies include heat, light, phone, internet and networks, access to a meeting room, boardroom and sound stage facilities at competitive rates.

The BoHo Zone

The BoHo Zone is the digital, creative and business hub for the Tees Valley and is dedicated to offering world-class professional support to digital and creative businesses from across the North East region.
Find out more about The BoHo Zone.

Northshore Innovation Centre

Northshore Innovation Centre (NIC) is a dedicated digital campus designed to accommodate start-up businesses from the digital, creative and technology sectors, and is situated within the Northshore Enterprise Zone.

Operated by Teesside University, specialist staff will be available to offer occupiers business support – both in terms of evolving a business idea, establishing a new business or growing an existing venture.

The NIC is also supported by Tees Valley Unlimited, the private and public sector Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) that strives to deliver jobs and economic growth across the Tees Valley.

Benefits to you:

  • network of digital, scientific, technology and creative businesses
  • Five year rate relief of up to £50,000 per annum for businesses in qualifying sectors
  • specialist support staff
  • high-speed broadband and flexible IT facilities
  • contemporary, sustainable and high quality accommodation varying from 250 ft² to 2,000 ft²
  • meeting facilities and networking spaces to share ideas
  • easy in, easy out terms.

Specialist facilities

Many of our specialist technical facilities are available for hire by partner organisations.

Crime scene house

We have one of the largest and most comprehensive crime scene houses in any European university. Inside are over 30 crime scene areas - lounges, kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms. There is also a fire scene, clothes shop, bar and travel agents.

Digital evidence laboratory

The digital evidence laboratory has 60 computers with state-of-the-art software and hardware for computer and mobile phone examination.

Environment chamber

Our environment chamber can simulate almost any environment on earth, and is often used for athletes to experience extreme conditions. It is also used to test clothing, equipment and occupational tasks in extremes of temperature in a scientifically controlled environment.

Forensic science laboratories

Our laboratories provide facilities to undertake examinations ranging from general exhibits to complex biological, chemical and physical analyses. They are equipped with a full range of optical microscopes, including a specialist comparison microscope and two scanning electron microscopes.

Together with equipment to undertake biological investigations, including the production of DNA profiles, the laboratories cater for specialist examinations with apparatus which allow for the chemical enhancement of fingerprints, the examination of questioned documents and the determination of physical characteristics such as the refractive index of glass.

Green screen sound studio

The green screen sound studio is a high-specification, high-definition, track-based motion control camera system, capable of creating amazing visual effects - from simple crowd duplications, to highly detailed complex artificial live action sequences.

Other features include a feature film Icon D-Control DigiDesign mixing desk and DigiDesign's award winning ProTools software, regularly used on television dramas and features.

Hydrotherapy pool

The hydrotherapy pool is a unique facility, built as part of Teesside University's £17m investment in health and sport science facilities.

Mock courtroom

This is an exact replica of one of the courtrooms at Teesside Combined Court. It can be set up to simulate family, crown or magistrates' court hearings. The facility allows proceedings to be transmitted over the web, enabling question and answer sessions via a video conferencing unit.

Police station

Our mock police station includes an interview room, custody office and front desk.

Vehicle examination laboratory

The vehicle examination laboratory has a number of different vehicles available for examination. They are used to simulate a range of crimes including theft from vehicles, vehicle accidents and situations where a vehicle has been used in committing a crime.

Video Production Centre

Aurora House Productions produce high-quality corporate and commercial media content, covering video, radio and live events.
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Customer First

Putting The Customer First. Link to .We guarantee quality. All our business services carry the Customer First Standard, a quality mark recognising excellent customer service. And we can also help you source financial support.

Our business service charter sets out our commitment to a professional business service for all our clients.

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