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Tees Valley unveils its own creative quarter

Creative renaissance in the Tees Valley has officially arrived following the unveiling of a landmark building.

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It is one of the first three buildings that will form the core of the Boho Zone in Middlesbrough - the £10m Boho One, its digital enterprise centre.

Teesside University campus
The Boho Zone is the headquarters of the project’s business driver, DigitalCity Business, and complements the wider DigitalCity initiative which boasts the Institute of Digital Innovation and the Centre for Creative Technologies – a £21m development on Teesside University’s campus.

It signals a new phase in the region’s answer to the creative quarters of New York and London.

One North East, which invested over £7m in the building, has also revealed the building is already 70% pre-let to the target industries.

The aim is to house 27 high value businesses and create 283 jobs whilst supporting the regeneration of a key site between Middlesbrough Town Centre and Middlehaven.

Work is now focused on developing the next generation of digital and media students and transferring academic innovation into business creation, which DigitalCity Business then takes forward in the commercial sphere.

08 July 2009

In the News

Boho One - the heart of the North-east digital hub
Evening Gazette, 13/07/2009, p.15
The launch of the £10m Boho One building in Middlesbrough marks the start of the region's creative quarter and is part of the wider DigitalCity initiative. DigitalCity also includes the Institute of D


Come on down
Evening Gazette, 09/07/2009, p.33
Middlesbrough's £10m Boho One development has secured tenancy agreements with at least three creative firms from the south of England. Boho One has also attracted local firms, including interactive we


Come on down
Newcastle Herald & Post (Web), 09/07/2009
Middlesbrough's £10m Boho One development has secured tenancy agreements with at least three creative firms from the south of England. Boho One has also attracted local firms, including interactive we


Boho One launch signals new creative phase for Teesside
Evening Gazette, 08/07/2009, p.18
Middlesbrough's Boho One has been launched, the first of three buildings that will form the Boho Zone, part of the DigitalCity initiative. DigitalCity includes the Institute of Digital Innovation and


Boho building is One good reason to talk
Northern Echo, 09/07/2009, P.27
Middlesbrough’s £10m Boho One building is one of the first in the world specifically designed for networking. The building is part of the DigitalCity project, which emerged from attempts to find ways


£10m digital enterprise centre ready to boot up
The Journal, 08/07/2009, p.33
The £10m Boho One building in Middlesbrough is to be officially unveiled as part of the wider Middlesbrough DigitalCity initiative. The Boho Zone is expected to help businesses innovate and grow, thus

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