Castle Building Services has been appointed as principal contractor for the PragmatIC Park electronics facility in Durham, which is expected to create 500 jobs over the next five years.
PragmatIC Semiconductor, which manufactures flexible integrated circuits, is behind the new site which will be located on Meadowfield Industrial Estate in Durham.
The factory will transform the present brownfield industrial site into a semiconductor production facility, incorporating features that significantly improves sustainability compared to traditional manufacturing.
Castle Building Services will be working alongside In Architecture, Kinetic Engineers, Portland Consultancy, BlueKeep Building Control and Northern Engineering Services.
The Hebburn-headquartered contractor, which last year recorded a turnover of £30m, employs 134 people across its offices in Teesside, Leeds, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Andrew Dawson, managing director at Castle Building Services, said: “After a successful tender process, we have been appointed as principal contractor to deliver the facility at PragmatIC Park.