2008 News Archive
Wilton Centre backs drive to improve health in the workplace
One of the Tees Valley’s leading locations for business and research and development is aiming to become a happier, healthier place to work.
DuPont Teijin Films honoured for innovation
Wilton Centre resident DuPont Teijin Films has won a Queen's Award for work developing a groundbreaking polyester film.
CPI announces expansion into green technologies
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has announced a major expansion of its role helping industry in North East England to become 'greener' with the launch of Renew.
SABIC team to move in
A significant number of SABIC people are due to move into the Wilton Centre.
New resident Arca
Arca Security has become a resident of The Wilton Centre.
Positive Solutions moves into The Wilton Centre
Helen Roberts, who is an Independent Financial Adviser, has established her business within the Centre.
Companies announce link-up on projects
Project specialist Stopford has brought in engineering recruitment company TechConsult UK to provide skilled professionals to work on major contracts both in the UK and abroad.
Air ambulance landing sites identified
Helicopter landing sites for air ambulances have been identified at Teesside’s main manufacturing sites, one of which is at The Wilton Centre.
Making science fun for the next generation
A mobile classroom which helps primary schoolchildren learn more about the wonders of science has been unveiled.
The art of celebrating industry
The industrial landscape in which The Wilton Centre stands has proved the inspiration for artist Tom French for many years.
Catering area set up for SABIC team
A catering service area has been opened in The Wilton Centre Annexe to cater for a temporary influx of staff working on SABIC’s new polyethylene plant at Wilton.
Blood pressure checks
With 16 million adults in the UK suffering from high blood pressure, but five million not knowing it, monitoring its prevalence in the populace is crucial.
"Learn and Live" Presentation
On October 23rd, in the Wilton Centre Lecture Theatre Steve Brody, Crew Manager of Cleveland Fire Brigade delivered a hard-hitting presentation on the consequences of irresponsible driving.
The four-yearly electrical shut down of the Wilton Centre Main Building was completed over two weekends in October. Some critical supplies were maintained via existing back up supplies and temporary arrangements in order to minimise the impact on residents. The shutdown was needed in order to carry out statutory maintenance of high voltage switchgear and the opportunity was taken to carry out essential maintenance and testing of the medium voltage distribution system. Residents are thanked for their cooperation.
The Wilton Centre management team is exploring a whole series of measures aimed at conserving energy. Activities completed or in progress include: The work on the T Block ventilation systems has been reported in previous editions of the Wilton News and the predicted savings on power and heating have now been confirmed by analysis of the recent meter readings. It is planned to proceed with similar modification work on other laboratory blocks.
Voice and data services
Finance has now been secured from the Wilton Centre landlord to install new telephone and data services that can be accessed by tenants. Interested parties should contact Steve Duffield on 01642 438012.
Engineer returns to Wilton – as an artist
An art exhibition at the Wilton Centre on Teesside has taken Tom French's life full circle.
Prototype plant makes spectacular entrance
CompactGTL plc, the specialist gas-to-liquids company which focuses on oilfield developments, has announced an exciting new project at The Wilton Centre.
CPI announces merger with Cenamps
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has reinforced its position in the processing sector by announcing a merger with an organisation with a proven track record in nanotechnology.
Prototype plant creates new jobs
Wilton Centre residents, the technical and engineering recruitment specialists TechConsult UK Ltd, have been selected by CompactGTL to recruit the highly skilled personnel required for the new facility.
£1.7m funding for development of biofuels industry
A powerful coalition of business interests has put its weight behind the North East Biofuels Industry.
Getting over the message that life is a risky business
DuPont Teijin Films at Wilton, which has marked 13 years without a recordable injury, held a safety day at The Wilton Centre.
Innovative packaging earns accolade for Outpace
Centre resident Outpace won two awards at the prestigious Starpack awards held in London.
The need for energy conservation prompts initiatives
Recent months have seen WCFM working on a whole range of schemes to save energy around the Centre, which is not only good for the environment but will reduce operating costs for residents.
Continued improvements at The Lakeside Restaurant
Taylor Shaw has announced a series of offers from the Lakeside Restaurant.
Flammable hazards event
A lively and impressive session is promised at a forthcoming event being hosted by WCFM.
Fighting the battle against cancer
Viv Dale, of WCFM, was one of the Centre people taking part in the Race for Life on June 20 at Ormesby Hall, Middlesbrough to raise money for cancer research.
Residents are able to recycle the following materials at The Wilton Centre: glass containers; plastic bottles; newspapers and magazines; aluminium and steel cans; batteries; clothing; cardboard; office waste paper; confidential waste; scrap wood; office furniture; waste electrical and electronic equipment and scrap metal. Collection points are located at various locations around the Centre and details are displayed on The Wilton Centre notice boards.
The Wilton Centre landlord is looking into the feasibility of providing a gymnasium facility on the premises. A questionnaire has been circulated to all residents and responses are being examined. Further consultation with residents will take place as appropriate.
A number of maintenance projects are planned over the next twelve months, including work to corridors, stairwells, toilets and coffee points, in addition to planned maintenance to the Centre’s fabric and plant.
Government cites CPI as example of best practice
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), based at Wilton, has been highlighted as an example of best practice in a Government White Paper.
Company celebrates 25th anniversary
DuPont Teijin Films is celebrating 25 years of research and development at the Wilton Centre.
Government minister hails success of Nepic
The work of the North-East Process Industries Cluster (Nepic) has been praised by a Government minister.
Recruitment company sounds vote of confidence in North-East England
A recruitment company that places workers all round the world has announced the location for its latest expansion - its own doorstep.
GMT makes move to the Wilton Centre
Newly-formed company Guardian Marine Testing (GMT) has moved into the Wilton Centre.
University strengthens presence
A one-stop shop is being established at the Wilton Centre that will allow companies to take advantage of learning opportunities offered by the University of Teesside’s School of Science and Technology.
Kelly takes over as cleaning company’s site manager
Rentokil Initial Integrated Services has announced the appointment of Kelly Watson as its site manager responsible for managing the cleaning service at the Wilton Centre.
Healthy eating the watchword
Healthy eating is the big theme as customers at the catering area experience a widening of the menu.
Wilton Centre Facilities Management has made a number of changes to prevent waste material being sent to landfill.
Around the Centre - Refurbishment work
As part of the ongoing work to upgrade the corridor areas, WCFM has refurbished R Entrance, R1 Corridor and D1 Corridor. This work included new suspended ceilings, lighting and redecoration, with the addition of a new carpet in R1 entrance and some wall protection in D1 corridor.
Around the Centre - Energy saving
Work on energy saving modifications in T Block is nearing completion. All labs have been fitted with new motorised dampers and controls and individual roof fans have been removed. New filter assemblies are being fitted in the basement and final commissioning of the whole installation will take place soon. WCFM expects to extend the work in the future to R Block and perhaps elsewhere.
Planting carried out in landscaped areas
One hundred new trees and 2,000 daffodil and bluebell bulbs have been planted in the landscaped areas.