Wilton Centre

Wilton Centre

TS10 4RF


Key Features of Wilton Centre

  • Only location in the area to offer office, laboratory and pilot plant/scale-up facilities on one site
  • Located next to the Wilton International site, a major complex for the process industries
  • Total of 500,000 sq. ft. of laboratory, pilot plant development and office space
  • 106,000 sq ft Technical Development Area suitable for pilot plant operations and scale-up facilities
  • Over 90 fully furnished laboratories of varying sizes that can be adapted and are maintained by skilled technicians
  • Professional facilities management team
  • Comprehensive service and support package
  • Flexible accommodation terms with immediate occupancy
  • 1600 free parking spaces
  • Excellent road, rail and air links
  • High quality office accommodation
  • Attractive business start-up packages
  • High speed internet connectivity and VOIP services available
  • DDA compliant
  • ISO 14001 accredited


Perfect Location

Wilton Centre is one of the UK’s best-known locations for high quality research and development facilities and high specification office space.  With an international reputation as a well-regarded, high quality science park, it has a long heritage of accommodating many household-name tenants.

The Centre is located in a spacious complex set in a 75 acre landscaped park with its own lake and courtyards and provides 1600 free car parking spaces.  This all combines to make it a very pleasant place to work.  In addition, the Centre actively works with tenants to promote a healthy workplace, achieving the Better Health at Work – Bronze Award from NHS North East.


Built by its former owners ICI in 1975, the Centre was subsequently developed as a world-class research and technology centre for ICI’s petrochemicals, plastics and advanced materials businesses. Since 1999 the Centre has been privately managed as a multi-tenanted research, technical and business centre.


High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC)

The Centre is home to one of seven national centres established and overseen by the Technology Strategy Board, with over £200 million of government investment. The HVMC is designed to stimulate growth in the manufacturing sector.  Operated by the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), it aims to help accelerate new concepts to commercial reality by offering scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs access to a pool of expertise and experience within academia, research, industry and government.

University Links

Teesside University has an office at Wilton Centre to build on its strong networks with businesses based here. Members of the University’s business team are on hand to help tenants with specialist expertise, training, recruitment, facilities and global networks as well as sourcing funding to support continued growth.

Centre tenants also benefit from interaction with the four other north-east universities. Both Newcastle and Durham have spun out new businesses into the Centre, benefitting from its unique positioning at “the heart of the process industries”.  Northumbria is available for its unique insights into design and new technology whilst Sunderland has provided opportunities for collaborations with some of its new business start-ups.

A World-Class Facility

Wilton Centre has a track record of experience and expertise built on almost four decades of scientific, technical and managerial achievement, complemented by an array of modern office, laboratory and scale-up space. It is currently home to over sixty companies ranging from new business start-ups to SMEs and a number of prestigious multinationals. Collectively, they have helped to establish a significant research, technology and engineering community.

Laboratory Accommodation

Wilton Centre provides over 90 first-rate, well-equipped laboratories, of varying sizes, with a total area of 86,000 square feet which can be adapted to meet specific customer requirements. The laboratories are fully serviced and ready for immediate occupation. Experienced staff, with an in-depth knowledge of laboratory operations and procedures, are able to assist in the design, build and operation of laboratories. Skilled technicians maintain laboratory services and equipment and there is a wealth of information available on laboratory procedures, training and health & safety.

Pilot Plant and Scale-up Facilities

Pilot plants, experimental rigs, machine testing and light industrial activity can be accommodated at Wilton Centre. The specialised and industrial buildings in the Technical Development Area (TDA) provide ideal space and conditions to meet most requirements. Access to professional safety advice, chemical analysis, project design and construction is also available.

Unique Incubator Facility

The Wilton Centre Innovation Accelerator (IA), www.innovationaccelerator.co.uk, is a 10,000 sq ft fully integrated facility which incorporates ten specialist laboratory/pilot plant units, along with two fully equipped communal laboratories and meeting rooms, and provides office space for SMEs working on new business opportunities.

The first of its kind in the UK, the IA has provided new and existing businesses from within the science, technology, engineering and life sciences sectors with the ideal base from which to successfully develop their ideas and products since its completion in early 2010.

Office Accommodation

There is over 250,000 square feet of quality open-plan and modular serviced office space within Wilton Centre. The office accommodation – adjacent to the Research and Development facilities as well as in exclusively commercial areas start-ups has the flexibility to satisfy most requirements, ranging from occupation of a single desk or a single office to a full floor,scale-up or dedicated building. Accommodation units range in size from 100 square feet to 30,000 square feet and a choice of short and long-term licence and lease agreements are available at competitive terms with immediate occupancy.

Services and Support

Professional Management Team

A dedicated management team oversees all aspects of building operations and additional services offered to Wilton Centre tenants.

24 Hour Secure Access

The Centre is open 24/7 and security is maintained by perimeter access control, CCTV and a permanent manned security presence.

Leading Edge ICT Support

Wilton Centre prides itself on the level of ICT support it offers businesses and it was described as a flagship for the region in an independent survey. The ICT active assessment scheme awarded the Centre Ready to Occupy Leading Edge status – the highest possible level.

The building is cabled to enable connection to a number of fibre optic broadband suppliers and tenants can access up to 1Gbps broadband as well as a voice over IP telephone service.

Help Desk

The Centre maintains a central point of contact for building services and information.


There are 1,600 free, secure parking spaces available.


Communal visitor and goods reception services (front and back of house).

Conference Facilities and Exhibition Area

There are 20 meeting rooms of various sizes available at the Centre including a 125-seat lecture theatre with an adjacent flexible exhibition area. Both of these have up-to-the-minute AV technology. A separate video-conference studio capable of accommodating up to 12 delegates is also available for hire.

Inclusive Service Charge

Most tenant requirements are included in the service charges such as:  rent, business rates and buildings insurance; free, secure ample parking for visitors and residents; maintenance of the buildings and the grounds; heating, lighting and electricity; cleaning of offices, common areas and windows; refuse disposal; reception service; fire detection and firefighting equipment; communal kitchen facilities; wash rooms and shower facilities; security via access controlled entrances, CCTV and permanent manned patrols; furniture moves; health and safety advice; postal service for normal business mail.

A Range of Extra Services

Free 10Mbps Wi-fi

The latest service to be introduced, this gives visitors access to the internet from the Main Reception area and Wilton Centre-based staff online access in meeting rooms and in the restaurant and café.

Lakeside Restaurant, Café and Shop

The bright, spacious and modern restaurant, café and shop area is a popular venue for staff working at Wilton Centre. As well as providing an excellent food choice, including home-made produce and international cuisine, the restaurant supplies nutritional information for diners wanting to know more about the food they are enjoying. Hospitality services including working lunches, buffets and formal dinners can also be provided at most locations within the Centre, whilst a takeaway option is also available. The retail shop offers a wide range of goods from greeting cards to home- baked products and offers a charge-free cash machine.


Emergency and critical information is provided via the site-wide PA system. Wilton Centre News is a regular publication giving tenants the opportunity to publicise their activities and achievements. Ongoing building operations and SHE information is provided by newsletters, notice boards and website.

Occupational Health

An occupational health service is available from an on-site healthcare provider on a subscription basis.

Information Resource Centre

This service is provided on a subscription basis by Teesside University.

Mail and Courier Service

Mail is delivered, collected and franked prior to collection by the Royal Mail. A UK and worldwide courier service is provided at competitive rates. All incoming goods are received at a central location and delivered to tenant premises.

Benefits of Location

Excellent Transport Links

Situated adjacent to the Wilton International site, a major complex for the process industries, Wilton Centre is conveniently located only 10 minutes from the centre of Middlesbrough and within easy reach of the A1(M) and key rail and air links. It is only two minutes walk from a frequent local bus service with connections to Middlesbrough and Redcar.

Countryside and Cities Within Easy Reach

Ideally positioned next to the Cleveland Hills, the gateway to North Yorkshire and its heather covered moors, yet also within easy reach of the thriving towns and cities of the north east, Wilton Centre offers much more than just an excellent working environment.

Great Place to Live

Companies relocating or looking for benefits to attract new staff will find an array of benefits to living in the North East.  These range from the delights of the rugged and beautiful North East coastline, the peace and tranquility of the valleys of the rivers Tees and Wear and the many historic towns and cities, such as York and Durham, or the seaside resorts and picturesque villages all within easy reach.

These benefits are combined with a wide choice of affordable housing, a range of good schools and cultural and lifestyle highlights including theatres, cinemas, galleries and first-rate shopping and sporting and leisure facilities.

Further Details

To find out more information about Wilton Centre please visit www.wiltoncentre.com.  If you have any queries you can contact Wilton Centre as follows: Call us on +44 (0)1642 438050

Email enquiries@wiltoncentre.co.uk

Write to us at: Wilton Centre, Redcar, Cleveland TS10 4RF.

Contact our letting agents:

Stephen Brown at Dodds Brown: +44 (0)1642 244130, M: 07937 732260, s.brown@doddsbrown.co.uk

Tim Evans at Knight Frank: +44 (0)191 221 2211, M: 07831 503085, tim.evans@knightfrank.com

Vanessa Clark at Sinclair Clark: +44 (0)20 7494 9399, vanessa@sinclairclark.co.uk


Future Development-Phase 1 & 2 - Wilton Centre

Taiilor made, self contained, office solutions on a design and build basis, to suit your company’s specific requirments are available in our up coming Phase 1 and 2 developments.

Designed for the 21st Century occupier using the most cutting edge materials and specification, we can offer buildings from 5,000 sq ft to 25,000 sq ft to include full height glazing, full access metal raised floors, metal suspended ceilings and comfort cooling.

Phase 1

With direct access from the main A174 entrance this 10 acres of development land could accommodate 3 significant three storey buildings with ample free car parking and lake/hillside views. Close proximity to the main building will enable tenants to make full use of the range of services and facilities offered.

Phase 2

A 6 acre site, adjacent to the main building is currently available for development, which could be tailored to the specifications of an existing or future tenant. Easily accessible with plentiful free car parking.

A short two minute walk to the main building will give tenants easy access to the centre’s extensive facilities.

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Full Block - Wilton Centre

Prime offices comprising three floors of space with a picturesque lakeside location featuring private internal and external entrances.

Each floor can be configured to suit individual requirements. The three floors can be leased as a package or individually. Total floor area of 16,000 sq.ft. with floor suites from 4000 sq.ft. to 6000 sq.ft.

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The Wilton Centre Annexe _ Wilton Centre

The Annexe is ideally situated for companies who wish to accommodate themselves in an independent modern office complex with a number of large, open plan spaces as well as smaller modular offices.

Flexible accommodation with an attractive atrium currently presented as a mixture of open-plan and modular space. A stand-alone building with a secure entrance.
Single storey section suitable for development as office, commercial or light industrial use. Total floor area of up to 40,000 sq.ft. over two levels.

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