A £3.5m development of new industrial units in Redcar has been given the go-ahead.
The scheme at Kirkleatham Business Park is led by Priority Space in a joint venture with construction and fit-out specialist Simpson.
Planning permission has been granted by Redcar and Cleveland Council.
Construction of 17 units ranging in size from 1,248 to 2,260 sq ft is due to start in March and complete in October.
Adam Richardson, director of Priority Space, said: “Our core mission as commercial developers is to stimulate and support regeneration by creating sustainable workspaces for small and medium sized businesses in targeted areas.
“Redcar is an important part of Tees Valley’s bid to transform itself in to a 21st century base for advanced manufacturing and engineering, energy and renewables, logistics and automotive industries.
“We hope these new units will enable diverse SMEs to get in on this action, take on space, grow their businesses and create jobs.”
Enquiries for sale or lease is being handled by Richard Scott of Cushman Wakefield and Jonathan Simpson of Connect Property North East.