AV Dawson plans to construct a 24,000 sq ft (2,229.7 sq m) head office facility at its port of Middlesbrough site in the UK with an estimated completion date of summer 2021.

The company recently rebranded the port of Middlesbrough facilities – an amalgamation of several parts of AV Dawson’s port and logistics operations in the area – and embarked on a three-year port masterplan to further develop the site. An investment to the tune of GBP10 million (USD12.8 million) will see the construction of its new head office, a plastic waste recycling plant, and the enhancement of AV Dawson’s existing quayside to accommodate larger vessels. 

AV Dawson managing director Gary Dawson said: “After recently announcing the launch of port of Middlesbrough, our new head office development marks an exciting new chapter for AV Dawson. We wanted to build an office that not only looked modern and striking but also helped us deliver our long-term growth and expansion plans. 

“Currently we have several offices across our sites with our teams dispersed across them. The new office gives us the opportunity to bring our teams together, allowing them to work more efficiently and collaboratively.”

Recently, the port worked with Bertling Logistics and construction company Strabag to import tunnel segments for Anglo American’s Woodsmith project on the North Yorkshire Moors. HLPFI reported on the project here