Two local contractors have been appointed for the development of a new urban park by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.
The first part of the project will be the demolition of the Castlegate Shopping Centre and Swallow Hotel, and MGL Demolition have been appointed to carry this out.
The design and construction of the Stockton Waterfront will be carried out by Esh Construction.
The construction will include an urban park, riverside plaza together with a land bridge structure designed to connect the High Street to the River Tees.
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council have plans to change the town centre and motivate new uses for empty shops.
This will be a three year project which will begin shortly and enabling works will take place before demolition begins in late July. The main demolition will take approximately 12 months to complete before the commencement of construction which is planned for the summer of 2023.
Stockton Waterfront, when completed, will have new community facilities at the southern end of the site, including a new leisure centre, library and customer service centre.