Grimley Smith Associates to design TTC research facility

Engineering consultancy Grimley Smith Associates (GSA), based in North Lincolnshire, has won a contract with the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Tata Steel to design and construct a new national research facility at Tata Steel’s Teesside Technology Centre (TTC) in Middlesbrough.

Technologists at the facility, which will cost a total of £5m to establish, will focus on pioneering new ways of turning waste products into fuels and raw materials that are crucial for industries such as energy generation, construction, steel and waste management.

Alongside GSA, Fabricom has secured the construction phase of the contract, which includes construction and structural erection, site establishment and project management.

This project has received £2.5m investment from One North East through the Tees Valley Industrial Programme, which aims to help accelerate industrial transition in the area, as well as to help the region seize new and emerging opportunities in low carbon and advanced manufacturing.