People in the picture include:
Council Leader Martin Gannon (Gateshead Council), Councillor Stuart Green (Gateshead Council), Dave Price (Highgrove Group) Gareth Powell (Gateshead Council), Andrew Sloan (Gateshead Council), Kerry Walker (Gateshead Council), Terry Shaw (RPP), Stephen Smith (Ashley Smith Associates), Tony Martin (E3 Ecology), David Gray (Wardell Armstrong), Martin Dennis (Frank Shaw Associates), David Willis (Frank Shaw Associates), Dom Ginty (BWB Consulting), Keith Alger (BWB Consulting), Simon Hill (Colliers), Sarah Cotterill (The Water Hub), Asgoo Pirbhai (Reach Marketing), Linda Brown (Inspire Marketing)
Gateshead Council Leader, Martin Gannon along with fellow Councillor Stuart Green and other council members came out in support at the site completion event, celebrating the practical completion of the enabling works at Follingsby Max.
The 30-strong team came together with members from Gateshead Council and partners; These included representatives from RPP, E3 Ecology, GMI Construction, Wardell Armstrong, Frank Shaw Associates, BWB Consulting, The Water Hub, along with the agents Colliers and Ashley Smith to celebrate reaching this milestone in under 45 weeks by collaborating and working openly with all partners.
Follingsby Max is a 39ha site located on the south eastern edge of Gateshead, along the northern bank of the River Don. It provides one of the most important industrial and logistics opportunities in the North East, with capacity for up to 225,000m2 of floorspace, creating 1,500 jobs. This commercial development has embedded the protection, enhancement and long-term positive management of the natural environment into its design; supported by excellent partnership working.
It demonstrates that through genuine public private partnership working by Gateshead Council and Highgrove Group, the strong aligned vision for enhancing the natural environment has been embedded within the project’s design and delivery and will create a legacy for future development partnerships.
Martin Gannon, Gateshead Council Leader said:
Dave Price, Operations Director Highgrove Group commented:
Speaking about the project and the improvements, Rob Carr from the Tyne Catchment Coordinator at the Environment Agency and Chair of the Don Catchment Partnership, said: