Middlesbrough is known as the digital hub of Tees Valley, North Yorkshire. The town is constantly growing and developing. Yet if you stroll around the streets and look around, you’ll be amazed at how beautiful, old Victorian buildings sit side-by-side with sleek, modern office blocks. Each high-tech building contains a wide range of modern, technological advances, while each brick-and-mortar house contains pieces of the town's history. Middlesbrough's architecture is an excellent representation of the way this city blends together its old past and its new future so well.
It’s easy to envision Middlesbrough becoming an even greater business powerhouse over the coming years. Middlesbrough council is currently working out a ten-year-plan to further improve its transport links into, out of and within the main town. The city is also planning a few other schemes, which are aimed to help more businesses move to the area.
Middlesbrough hasn’t always been quite this trendy and vibrant though. It’s hard to believe that only two hundred years ago, this city wasn’t even a village: it was simply a farm. There were only 25 people living there! If not for a Quaker, Joseph Pease, thinking the area a good place to build a new coal staithe, the Middlesbrough that we know today might not even exist.