Tees Valley Regeneration

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Teesside Valley Regeneration
HeadquartersCavendish House
Teesdale Business Park, Thornaby-on-Tees
Official language
former Chief executive
Joe Docherty
Website Tees Valley Regeneration

Tees Valley Regeneration was an urban regeneration company covering the Tees Valley area of North East England [1] and at one time was the largest urban development agency in England. [2] The headquarters were at Cavendish House, Teesdale Business Park in Thornaby-on-Tees.


Tees Valley Regeneration started in 2002, operated for seven years under the leadership of Joe Docherty, who left the organisation in 2009, and closed in 2010; responsibility for regeneration was transferred to local councils. [2]


Tees Valley Regeneration's main regeneration projects were:

See also

Other local and regional development agencies

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  3. "Tees Valley Giants". Tees Valley Giants. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012.

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