Planning approval has been granted to British Steel for a £26m upgrade to its special Profiles business.
Plans for the new service centre at Skinningrove have been aproved by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and the centre will offer cut-to-length lines, product milling, machining and warehousing operations. The new facility is designed to replace services which are currently offered at the company’s site in Darlington.
David Hogg, plant manager said: “This development will help to ensure that we remain a leading global manufacturer while also representing the biggest single-investment in our Special Profiles business for 30 years or more. It is hoped building works will begin later this year and commissioning is expected to start in August 2023”.
The new service centre plans were designed by Sunderland architect Building Design Northern.
British Steel is now a Chinese company as it was taken over in March 2020 by Jingye, a Chinese steelmaker.