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Creative businesses flock to expanding Boho Zone

Middlesbrough's digital and creative cluster continues to flourish on the back of an announcement that will see £250 million invested in the sector.

Seymour Architecture - the firm behind the cutting edge design of Middlesbrough's Centre Square development - are the latest business to move into the Boho Zone, the Tees Valley's major digital and creative hotspot.

Based in Morpeth, Seymour Architecture have chosen Middlesbrough's Boho 5 as the base for their expansion into the Tees Valley.

They have recently started work on plans for the new Boho 8 building, which will see 10,000 sq ft of bespoke modular office space delivered in autumn 2020.

Boho 8 will be part of the £45 million first phase of expansion plans for the Boho Zone, creating a digital campus with around 115,000 sq ft of prime business accommodation and a complementary residential offer delivered by Thirteen Group.

Paul Seymour, Managing Director of Seymour Architecture, said: "Working for and in Middlesbrough has been a really gratifying experience and we really enjoy working in a town where there are so many exiting initiatives being delivered by the Council and private companies.

"Following our appointment on another small commission for Middlesbrough we decided to invest the fee back into the town by taking office space in Boho 5.

"The new plans for the Boho Zone were a compelling reason to be located at its heart."

Middlesbrough's reputation as a destination for digital innovation continues to rise, with a number of businesses, like Liverpool-based LouTom Media, choosing to relocate or expand into the town.

Councillor Ashley Waters, Middlesbrough Council's Executive member for Regeneration, said: "Seymour Architecture are playing a key role in shaping how Middlesbrough will look over the coming decades, so it's great that they've chosen to have a base here.

"Boho is the engine room of the ambition we have for Middlesbrough, and is on track to become a digital hub of national and international importance."

Visit Invest Middlesbrough for more information on Boho Zone expansion plans.

Pictured: Managing Director Paul Seymour and Director Sarah Sabin of Seymour Architecture outside Boho 5 in Middlesbrough