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Posted: 19th March 2021

Teesside International’s car park is the latest area to be undergoing a revamp thanks to the help of another local business joining the redevelopment works.

Addison Plant Ltd Civil Engineering, based in Thornaby, will shortly arrive on site at the airport to deliver a programme of resurfacing work and line painting to further improve the customer experience when the airport begins to reopen.

The civil engineering company was established in 1989 by Bill and Lynne Addison spinning out of the business Bill created with his father and brother, Allan Addison and Sons. It is the most recent firm to be involved in the extensive renovation works taking place during this period of reduced operations due to coronavirus restrictions.

It joins the likes of Darlington-based 186 Property Solutions, responsible for overhauling the central search area in security, Wharton Construction which is creating the airside bar, Billingham-based Infinity Constructions North East, Eaglescliffe’s MJ Joinery and Powercare Electrical Services from Ingleby Barwick.

The work is taking place ahead of an increase in passenger numbers due to the expanded summer schedule of flights, including Ryanair’s routes to Alicante and Majorca, JetsGo Holidays’ Majorca breaks and Balkan Holidays’ flights to Bourgas, Bulgaria.

Bill said: “We’re really proud to be playing our part in making Teesside Airport even better for people flying out of it when it reopens fully.

“As it ramps up and more and more people start to use it, it’s going to see more cars, taxis and other vehicles than ever, so it’s really important the car park and roads are up to scratch.

“The airport’s been around all my working life and I’ve seen its ups and downs, but it’s really good to see how it’s being turned around and the future it has ahead of it.”

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “It’s great see our airport support yet another brilliant local business that has long roots in the region and is the very definition of a family business. When we brought our airport back into public control, saving it from closure, I vowed to make it work for everyone – passengers, local people and businesses – and we’re continuing to do that as we get ready to welcome flyers once again.

“When we said we were transforming the airport to get it ready for the 21st century, we meant all of it! There would be no point overhauling our departures lounge if people using the airport had already had a bad experience even before coming through our doors – we are keeping an eye on every last detail.”

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