Teesside International Circuit: a feasibility study

5 June 1996 | blog, motor sport, tourism

Goosepool or RAF Middleton St George airfield opened as a Bomber Command station in 1941. After the war, the aerodrome served various squadrons and units but the RAF left the station in 1964. Two years later, the aerodrome was reopened in 1966 as a civil airport. The airfield was named Teesside International Airport in the 1960s.
Teesside International Circuit
We were asked to investigate the possibility of developing a motor racing facility and associated industrial development on vacant land and former runways to the east of the operational airport. Designing an interesting track with reasonable viewing and shelter for spectators is difficult on airfield sites but this layout overcomes many of these problems and works well with existing landscape features. The Teesside International Circuit proposal included a 1.6 mile club circuit, a kart facility and rallycross course.

Willie Miller, the founder and principal of WMUD, died on 12th January 2021 after a short illness. Willie was a much-loved husband and father and had a huge circle of friends  and professional colleagues. He was a multi-talented urban designer whose work had a major impact on hundreds of cities, towns and neighbourhoods throughout the UK and over the past 25 years. He also worked in Ireland, the Channel Islands and the USA.

Ines Triebel has been with WMUD since 2005, and she will continue the practice, drawing on her skills as a planner and designer. Ines has worked on place strategies, masterplans, policy guidance, regeneration and development frameworks, and the design of public realm and streetscape projects. She has extensive experience of working with communities, including charrettes.

WMUD will continue its long-standing strategic partnerships with Benton Scott-Simmons, Nick Wright Planning, Kevin Murray Associates, icecream architecture, yellow book and others. Please direct inquiries to Ines at [email protected] or contact any of the practices named above.