A family-run steel specialist has won a contract to work on a multi-million pound project that is creating jobs in the North East.

Finley Structures, based in Newton Aycliffe, has won a contract to fabricate 12,000 metres of steel for Durham County Council’s new offices on the banks of the river Wear.

Work to build new headquarters for the region’s council began earlier this year, paving the way for a new multi-million-pound business district at Aykley Heads, creating up to 6,000 new jobs and delivering a £400m boost to the county.

As part of the construction approximately 250 new jobs have been created by main contractor Kier, which will be building the new headquarters.