Teesside Park

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For the former racecourse sometimes referred to as Teesside Park, see Stockton Racecourse.
Teesside Park
Location A66 near the A66/A19 interchange
Owner British Land

Teesside Park is a retail superstore and leisure development in Thornaby-on-Tees, built in 1988. Located just off the A66 near the A66/A19 interchange, it is split between the unity authorities of Stockton-on-Tees (retail park) and Middlesbrough (leisure park) with the line of the Old River Tees, which runs down the middle of the development, forming the boundary between the two authorities. The development has an eye-catching central building.[1]

Site[edit]

The Stockton-on-Tees section is within the town of Thornaby-on-Tees and is all located within the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire. The driving force behind its growth was originally the Teesside Development Corporation[2] in the late 1980s when the two current unitary authorities were part of the county of Cleveland. The park's location is often incorrectly listed as Stockton-on-Tees (for the leisure park), Teesside, Cleveland or Middlesbrough (for the retail park).

It is built on the former site of Stockton Racecourse, hence many of the park's roads being named after famous racecourses such as Aintree and Goodwood. It is home to a number of retail chains and has a Morrisons supermarket. Its catchment area covers much of the Tees Valley and much of the north of North Yorkshire. There is a new development in the central car park with two new inner buildings. Construction started in March 2012. The two new units will be occupied by Greggs and The Carphone Warehouse, which will move from an outer building. The two new units Officially opened in August 2012

Transport[edit]

Teesside Park is now served by hourly services H66 run by leven valley to Stockton and Hartburn

It is also a short walk from the Stagecoach services 36, 37, and 38 which run to Stockton, Norton and Hartlepool Marina.

Retail Park[edit]

Teesside Retail Park shops that closed:

Leisure Park[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Teesside Park's Designer Loo". BBC Tees (bbc.co.uk). 29 November 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2008. 
  2. ^ Fred Robinson; Keith Shaw; Marty Lawrence (February 1994), "Urban development corporations and the creation of employment: An evaluation of Tyne & Wear and Teesside development corporations", Local Economy (Routledge), 8, Issue 4: 326–337 

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Coordinates: 54°33′27″N 1°16′31″W / 54.55756°N 1.27531°W / 54.55756; -1.27531