Sites and Opportunities

Sunderland is open for business. More than £1.553bn of private and public money is being invested in the city by 2024, an ambitious regeneration programme creating new opportunities in advanced manufacturing, financial and customer services, technology, distribution, retail and leisure.

Partnership working across public and private sectors is transforming the city centre, bringing first class office space, attractive living areas and lifestyle opportunities, including development of the former Vaux brewery site. Build a factory, a distribution hub, or a research centre. Build offices, retail space, or new housing. Build a new future. MAKE it Sunderland.

The Beam at Vaux site

The Beam is the first building to be built at VAUX, a ground breaking mixed use development at the iconic home of Sunderland’s former city centre brewery.

The stunning new £117.6m bridge across the River Wear is opening up development sites with superb transport links.

The 150ha International Advanced Manufacturing Park is one of the most important development sites in the country.

Port of Sunderland Aerial

8.3 hectares of development land with Enterprise Zone status benefitting from the Port’s near-sea location, road and rail links.

Siglion Seaburn Boulevard artist impression

Sunderland is a city by the sea, and the Seaburn project is creating opportunities for retail, leisure and residential development.

Chapelgarth masterplan

An exciting new housing development of up to 750 homes over 45 hectares, landscaped around village-style neighbourhoods.