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Meet the client: Middlesbrough Development Company

Posted by Lotty Reeves on 17th March 2021

Who is Middlesbrough Development Company?

Middlesbrough Development Company is a local authority trading company and operates as the development team for Middlesbrough Council. Working in partnership with private and public sector organisations it aims to deliver residential and commercial investment into Middlesbrough to achieve regeneration and economic growth goals and to improve the quality of life for Middlesbrough residents.

The company is working on a variety of projects which will help to regenerate previously underused urban areas throughout the town, breathing new life into Middlesbrough’s communities. Middlesbrough Council has a strategic goal to encourage urban living and Middlesbrough Development Company promotes a joined-up way of working with all stakeholders for the benefit of the town.

As well as acting as developers in their own right, the organisation works with others to encourage investment and act as a catalyst to progress projects, both commercial and residential. Tony Dodds, managing director, has spent his entire career in property development and has a background in development, land purchase and consultancy.

What services do The Endeavour Partnership provide?

Corporate and Commercial

Tony: “When setting up the company Nigel Williams provided sound legal advice alongside an understanding of our objectives. We built a relationship with the team at The Endeavour Partnership from day one, they really listened to us and took the time to get to know the organisation, as such they have gone on to offer advice tailored to our business plan. We work closely with all our stakeholders and are proud of our joined-up methods, The Endeavour Partnership fits in well with this ethos and their expert team align well with the model.

Commercial Property

Tony:Simon Wake and Natalie Kay have worked closely with us on numerous property-related work including negotiating the purchase contract for Tollesby Shops which has resulted in clearing the former, run down units to make way for high quality development of commercial units and residential accommodation. There are times when we are working with multiple parties including landowners, developers and housing associations. This can create a requirement for a complex suite of documents and The Endeavour Partnership are always able to provide us with sound advice to ensure a smooth completion.

Why The Endeavour Partnership?

Tony: “We like to build relationships, and the values and work ethic of the entire team at The Endeavour Partnership align well with us. They are a local company so understand the area and their expertise is impressive. They have taken the time to understand how we work which saves so much time explaining our short and long term objectives. They are incredibly efficient and always work to our deadlines, which are sometimes challenging. Their professionalism and ability to find solutions at speed is a testament to the experience of the team and we look forward to working with them on future deals.


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