A city by the sea

Sunderland’s ambition for its economic future is matched by its vision for its people and their quality of life.

A city by the sea, as trade flows in and out of the Port of Sunderland, surfers ride the breaks off Roker beach.

With open countryside on its doorstep, the city has four national parks within reach (Northumberland, North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales, and Lake District).

More than 1m visitors come to Sunderland International Airshow, and in 2018 the city is host port to the Tall Ships Races. 

The stunning National Glass Centre is set on the riverfront, the nearby Anglo-Saxon church of St Peter's, built in 674AD, was made famous by the Venerable Bede, and Washington Old Hall is ancestral home to the family of George Washington, first president of the USA.

Today the city offers a great indie music scene, has a new cultural quarter in development, and the Sunderland Empire brings the West End of London to the North East of England.

MAKE it Sunderland not only for a great place to work. It’s a great place to live.

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Spaces for Business

From hi-tech hubs to hybrid units, from city centre to out of town, Sunderland has space for your business.

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Success Stories

See how Sunderland breeds business success across key sectors, from new starters to Nissan.

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Sites and Opportunities

£1.553bn of private and public money is being invested in Sunderland, creating opportunity for all.