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23 Nov 2020

Riverside Sunderland Offices News

Location: Sunderland, England, UK

New Sunderland offices given green light

Design: dn-a architects

Designs for two new city centre office spaces in Sunderland have been given the go-ahead, after passing through planning on Friday.

An application for commercial office spaces totalling 200,000sq ft has been given planning consent, with work expected to start early next year.

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The application was submitted last month by Legal and General, which committed £100m of investment into Riverside Sunderland last year, and developer Landid. The application was approved, paving the way for work to progress on the first building in early 2021.

Developer Landid will now seek to procure a construction partner to begin the build of the first office, which will stand close to the new City Hall, already taking shape on the site.

Designed by dn-a architects – a company that has worked on high-profile projects for Warner Bros and Unilever among others – the buildings will comprise 112,660sq ft and 94,991sq ft of Grade A office space respectively, with the larger building set across six floors and the smaller across five.

Standing side-by-side, with riverside views, both buildings will target BREAAM excellence standards, with a focus on in-built sustainability. Combined, the buildings will deliver more than 3x the floorspace of The Beam, the first office to be built on the former Vaux Brewery site, which is now home to global grocer Ocado.

The developments are part of a Sunderland City Council-led vision to deliver more than 1 million sq ft of office space across the Riverside Sunderland development, creating workspaces for up to 10,000 people.

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Mike Coplowe, Senior Development Manager at Legal & General said: “We’re delighted that planning consent has been granted, paving the way for us to move ahead with two fantastic additions to Sunderland’s commercial property portfolio.

“This is a world-class regeneration site and these will be two excellent buildings, that will appeal to ambitious companies that want to be part of a vibrant new community.”

James Silver, Managing Director at Landid, added: “The wider vision for Riverside Sunderland is spectacular and these buildings will slot in beautifully. The buildings will match the quality of the UK”s major cities, creating places where people will enjoy working and where businesse will be part of a vibrant mixed-use community.”.

The new buildings are included in the Riverside Sunderland Masterplan, which sets out a transformational vision to create a vibrant, mixed-use site. The plans will see 1,000 new homes for up to 2,500 new residents arrive on Riverside Sunderland, as well as a range of new places to enjoy – including parkland both sides of the river, and ‘the UK’s best library’, Culture House.

Councillor Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “This is yet another positive step forward for this significant development site. It’s fantastic news that it’s been given the green light.”

Riverside Sunderland offices building

Jen Patterson, Principal Planner at DPP Planning, who assisted Landid and Legal & General with their planning application, said: “We thoroughly enjoyed working with Landid, L&G and Sunderland City Council on this development. We are delighted to secure permission for this iconic element of Riverside Sunderland and play a part in the sustainable regeneration of the city.

“The approval of the application highlights Sunderland’s ambitious plans for the area and the vision of our client, while demonstrating the deliverability of these aspirations. The scheme represents the momentum of investment that is being attracted to Sunderland and the shared strategic direction of private sector developers and local authorities to enhance the area and provide high quality environments for forward thinking businesses.”

Plans set out in the Riverside Sunderland Masterplan will boost the number of people living and working in the heart of the city, creating a stronger daytime and evening economy. Sunderland City Council bosses have said that the emerging Riverside Sunderland project will double the resident population of the city centre from 2,500 to 5,000 and increase employment by 50% to 18,000.

For more information on the Riverside Sunderland masterplan, visit: https://www.riversidesunderland.com/

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Location: Sunderland, north east England, UK

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