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Tombola given go ahead for new £5m head office premises proposal

Sunderland City Council has given online bingo company Tombola the green light to start work on a new, £5m head office.

The new 25,000sq ft premises will be erected adjacent to the firm’s current site at the Rose Line Building at Wylam Wharf, Sunderland.

Working with Newcastle-based Ryder Architects, work on the three-storey building will start within a few weeks and be completed around this time next year.

Director Mike Cronin said: “We’re delighted to have been given planning permission and are keen to make a start on our new HQ.

The company envisages a Tombola riverside campus that will incorporate both old and new buildings and a landscaped area.

The main entrance to the new office will be off Low Street within the landscaped area. The development will also include improvements to the river frontage, including a ramped connection to Riverside Walk.

A large café will look out from the ground floor of the building on to the Wear, whilst the ground floor will also have a reception area and a gym for employees.

Mike added: “We’re hoping to create the best possible working environment for the tombola team.”