The sky is the limit for MGC as part of ‘The Digital City’

By mgcadmin 14 Nov 2019 3:00pm

MGC Agency is a Digital Agency at the forefront of the process of making Middlesbrough ‘The Digital City’.

MGC Agency is housed within the Boho 5 building, which is part of Middlesbrough’s Digital Zone. Boho 5 is in a fantastic location next to the train station and right next to the A66 and A19 roadways. We have a car park that visitors are able to use and we are walking distance from the town centre with all its amenities. As a Digital Business being in the the Digital Zone suits us and we a surrounded by like minded companies who we can share work and work in collaboration to delivers the highest quality results for our Clients. 

Recently we received a slightly cryptic invitation to an event at the Riverside Stadium which is home to Middlesbrough Football Club. The event was titled ‘Making Middlesbrough The Digital City’ and that was all the information we received. Chris Carroll our Commercial Director attended alongside new member of the MGC team Ryan Metcalfe. 

What they discovered was that the event was to be the launch of a £250m project to establish Middlesbrough as the UK’s digital city, which will create more than 2,000 jobs.

Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston explained to a captivated audience full of local business leaders that the development will include building the highest office and residential towers for 30 miles as part of an initial £45m phase. 

Construction of the first phase, which will include three 20 storey-towers, will start next summer and create up to 400 construction jobs. It will see the creation of a digital campus, a 750-seat indoor amphitheatre beneath a glass atrium and a 400-seat outdoor amphitheatre to host events such as lectures, cultural events and entertainment.

Andy Preston stated that the aim of the project came from a desire to support existing digital businesses to grow as well as indicating to regional, national and international businesses that this where to be if you are a digital business or looking for a digital business to work with.

The £30m office development is being joint funded by the Tees Valley Combined Authority and Middlesbrough Council. This includes £26.5m from the Combined Authority’s £588m Investment Plan which was agreed earlier this year and sets out a ten-year vision to deliver the digital city. The council will contribute £3.5m, with a further £15m investment in residential accommodation by a third party consortium.

Here at MGC Agency we are excited to see this development and are proud to be part of ‘The Digital City’ or #TheDigitalCity as it’s becoming known. This development will coincide with our own developments and we know it would be great to be involved so are investigating how to get on board.