Lackenby Steelworks forms part of the huge Teesside integrated steel-making plant in Redcar which was closed by SSI in 2015.
Lackenby works formed part of the huge Redcar Steelworks in Teeside. Lackenby works and the Redcar Blast Furnace formed the majority of the Redcar integrated steelworks. The works were established by Engineering company Dorman Long to produce steel, primarily for their own projects.
As part of the nationalisation of the steel industry the works were incorporated into the British Steel Corporation and were privatised once again in the 1970s. My previous report covering the blast furnace has further history of the Redcar site.
The Lackenby works was a Basic Oxygen Steel-making (BOS) and Continuous Casting (ConCast) plant. It took iron produced in the Redcar Blast Furnace to produce steel. Scrap steel was also recycled as part of the process.