The £13.1m industry-led Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre (NZIIC) will support the ongoing drive for clean energy in Teesside firmly.
Committed to being socially, economically and environmentally responsible, Robertson was one of the first UK businesses in the built environment to achieve carbon neutrality and has already moved beyond this to become climate positive and aims to invert its carbon footprint.
The NZIIC will be constructed using suitable techniques and materials to minimise the carbon footprint, including the deployment of new technologies and a zero-waste commitment.
Malcolm Page, chief operating officer at Teesside University, said: “We are delighted to see work starting on our Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre and to have appointed Robertson as the main contractor.
“Teesside University is committed to becoming a Net Zero institution by 2030 and to powering the change we need to see across society.
“The commitment to sustainability and innovation shown by Robertson aligns perfectly with our own ethos, and we look forward to working in partnership with them to deliver a high-quality facility that supports our shared ambition.”
The NZIIC is the latest development in Teesside University’s £275m campus masterplan. It is located at the expanding Tees Valley Net Zero Innovation Hub and has received £5.2m in funding from the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority and the European Regional Development Fund.
The NZIIC has an estimated completion date of Spring 2023 and it will play a vital role in the delivery of Net Zero ambitions for the region and the UK.