CG rendering of Sunderland's 'urban community'.
Jane Imrie

Work to begin on Sunderland riverside homes as part of £100m ‘urban community’

Ground investigation work is set to begin this week on a Sunderland site earmarked for a new multi-million pound residential scheme.

The assessment of a plot of land on the former Vaux Brewery site is scheduled to begin tomorrow (July 28) ahead of planned construction.

As well as a range of new homes to be built overlooking the River Wear, the surrounding area is also set to become home to a new £100m ‘urban community’ backed by Legal & General.

Site investigations will continue for around a week, with more detailed plans for homes – including the number and house types - to follow later this year.

Cllr Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, commented: “We know that our city centre will greatly benefit from having more people living and working in it. More people spilling into our retail district by day and evening will support our traders and ensure that we create a more sustainable, dynamic and vibrant city centre that has a compelling offer for visitors too.

“Building new homes in Riverside Sunderland is a key part of our vision for the area, and this week is an important step towards that.

“We’re hopeful that investigations will go well, and the way will be paved for a stunning new community that will greatly enhance our housing offer in Sunderland, as well as benefitting the city centre.”

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