is there a modern coastal steel works at Redcar-Lackenby?
initial advantage of this area was the availability of raw
materials such as coal (Durham Coalfield), Lime stone (North
Yorkshire and Durham) and Iron Ore (Cleveland Hills) for
the early iron and steel industry.
the main heavy industry in this area is steel manufacturing.
In 1976 one of the four remaining integrated iron and steel
works in The UK was constructed at Red-Car Lackenby on the
River Tees. The steel works is located at the mouth of the
River Tees. Can you find it on the map below? (Move your
mouse over its location).
produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service.
Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance
Survey and Ordnance
Survey of Northern Ireland.
are a number of reasons for this location:
are large areas of flat, reclaimed land near the mouth of
2. The River Tees is a deep water port. This is essential
for importing raw materials (coals, iron ore and Limestone)
from cheaper markets in Europe and exporting steel around
3. The river provides water necessary in the manufacturing
4. The estuary is downwind from the main urban areas on
Teeside. Therefore air pollution disperses over the North
4. Skilled labour force