Cleveland Bridge: Historic company assets to be auctioned-BBC News

2021-11-11 08:44:07 By : Ms. Kino lu

The machinery and equipment used by the now-defunct engineering company Cleveland Bridge is on auction.

Unable to find a new buyer, the 144-year-old Darlington company closed down in September and laid off more than 100 employees.

Assets including machinery, lifting equipment and tools will be sold to pay 21 million pounds owed to creditors.

The Cleveland Bridge works on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the nearest arch of Wembley Stadium.

The two-day auction will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, with approximately 2,400 lots.

Buyers must collect the items they purchased from the Yam Road website after the auction by December 10.

Robert Bainbridge, a potential buyer of CL Prosser and Co, a scrap steel business, was one of those who looked around the scene and said it was a rare opportunity.

"It seems a shame," he said.

"It's horrible, the amount of work they have done over the years is shutting down.

"Once it passes, it won't happen again."

Commercial real estate agent Sanderson Weatherall summarized these items for sale as "previously used to manufacture bridge sections, welding, shot peening, traditional machine tools, steel containers, lifting equipment, engineering transportation and motor vehicle manufacturing and metal processing machinery and equipment."

Partner Mark Weston said it expects to receive "significant interest in some of the lots."

The Cleveland Bridge was built in 1877 and is famous for its works on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the transit bridge in Middlesbrough.

It also helped build buildings including the Wembley Stadium Arch, The Shard in London and Dubai International Airport.

Follow BBC North East and Cumbria on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Send your story ideas to

Covid and political coups cause the company to fail

Engineering company layoffs warns of stagnant sales

Archives that keep the world's secrets

Boy arrested for assaulting a brick in an elderly couple's house in Middlesbrough

"Gangs" of unruly young people breaking glass and instigating houses prompted CCTV’s call

Village HGV worries about "accidents waiting to happen"

As part of the marathon fundraising event, Northeast Charity Walkers passed by Hartlepool

Popular Hartlepool pub bids to improve its beer garden

Anniversary mural unveiled

Information about the BBC’s links to other news sites

Cautiously welcome the China-U.S. climate agreement

The two largest carbon dioxide emitters in the world pledged to promote climate cooperation in an unexpected statement.

American boy is certified as the world's earliest baby

Flint Water Crisis: A $626 million settlement reached

COP26: "I saw the typhoon grow up in the community" Video COP26: "I saw the typhoon grow up in the community"

How much is left to support fossil fuels?

Due to climate change, the village is divided into two. Video village divided into two due to climate change

Can "sponge cities" help fight extreme weather?

How do immigrants enter Belarus?

If the world is managed by young people, will it get better?

Covid Map: Where are the most cases?

"Did we see our role model cry?" Video "Have we seen our role model cry?"

BBC Travel: The island welcomes digital nomads

15 words from all over the world

© 2021 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites. Read our external link method.